Often my brain frustrates me so much. Have you even had that moment when something feels really familiar and then it triggers an old memory that you can't fully grasp but it nags and nags and nags and you just have to figure it out? The narration of the new Netflix lemony snickets series did that for me today and I ended up spending an hour trying to figure out what the fuck that nagging was...

It's Friday the 13th and I know a lot of people think it's bad luck or whatever. To me it's another day, although I'll admit that this morning did actually start off crappy though, my housemate had to put his 18 year old cat down today as he had a stroke and can't walk anymore. It's horrible, he rescued Michael when he was in a car accident and he was about 3 (the cat). Michael is/was 18 this year so it's really crappy :( Anyway, I realised that although...

I forgot to get bread yesterday and Fysh has this thing about his toast ever since we got a toaster for xmas so he was a little miff when he realised we're out. But I am not putting on pants just to go to the shop and buy a loaf of bread so I poked around in the cupboard and found some flour. I also found a beer that The Person left when he went home so I thought screw it I'm making beer bread! It also happens...

I thoroughly enjoy the bookswaps I hosted last year but think I'm going to keep them to twice a year simply because they are so much admin and I don't make anything for my time and effort. BUT I've been itching to do a local craft swap for a while. I've done 4 international ones but in all honesty the postage usually ends up costing so damn much you can't really have fun with the package. A 1kg package to England cost me R450 and took 2 months to...

My post on why I homeschool seems to have weeded a few people out of my timeline. I've been called childish and selfish for choosing to homeschool, that I had clearly not done any research because I don't argue well and that Fysh will end up hating me for ruining his life. I was not homeschooled. I attended normal government schools and did a two year stint in a private all girls school. I was subject to all the standardised tests and bullied by teachers and peers alike for my awkwardness...

I often get asked why I homeschool, and I'm often told my child isn't getting the right opportunities and that I'm making him anti social as he's not able to socialise enough. Why I argue this : firstly, that sort of thinking means that being in a school clearly did nothing for YOUR social skills else you wouldn't judge me like that or demean what I'm doing. Secondly my child is always friendly and polite. He knows all the people at our local spar and they all love him so...

So according to the oral hygienist this morning kids are supposed to start making trips to the dentist from the moment they have all their milk teeth. I had NO idea. I really didn't. Did you? Well when I went to the clinic last year to make an appointment to remove the broken wisdom tooth with an exposed nerve that's causing me too much pain I asked when the right age is and she asked how old he is then said when I come in for a cleaning today...

I mentioned vaguely that I'm going to be attempting a 365 project in 2017. It's two days to go and I'm starting to wonder if I'm setting myself up for failure. Either way, I'm obviously going to try my absolute best NOT to fail. I'll be doing a mix of art styles for the project dependant on my mood at that particular time. Art is therapy for me after all. I was going to do a structured weekly theme and maybe I'll try stick with that but I'll probably...

Every year I set a reading goal. A number of books to try and read before the year is out. For 2013 I read 185 books according to GoodReads (actually I read more but a lot of them were re-reads and GoodReads doesn't count those) but then for 2014 I only read 20 books (with a few re-reads) and 2015 was 26 books with a few re-reads again. Sad sad sad state. Even though I know that it's still more than most people read in a year. This year was...

I haven't made new years resolutions since high school, because generally resolutions aren't stuck to. As that Phineas and Ferb episode where Doofenshmirtz finds out no one keeps resolutions points out. Big goals are also out for me because I get overly anxious that I NEED to reach them and then when I don't I feel like a complete failure which is why I started my bucket list of x amount small things to try do before the next birthday. What I do like to do though is pick a word,...