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April Goals 

All sorts of things have been happening at home, most of them small – kindergarten stories, a plethora of destruction, changes around the house as I purged and purged some more. Probably the biggest change is that I started studying, an online graphic design course that I attempted six years ago and gave up as… Continue reading April Goals 

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Life As I Know It….

Life has been moving slowly these last few weeks, but not unenjoyably so. My three ratbags seem to go through stages of good and evil not-so-charming behaviour, and at the moment they’re on a good streak. Relatively speaking. I’ve cleared away almost all of their toys and they’ve just been pottering around building wobots out… Continue reading Life As I Know It….

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Shit O’Clock 

I’ve been awake since 3, when I fed the baby and tripped down the hallway to the bathroom and checked Facebook and went back to bed then couldn’t sleep without getting up and making sure my older boys were tucked in, because all our windows are open which I like because I prefer a slight… Continue reading Shit O’Clock 

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The Purge: The Great Declutter of 2017 

Almost wrote 2016 there.  (Also: doesn’t the title image make you think of an epic novel involving generational family secrets and tragedies and people on trains and looking out the window wearing sweaters?)  I’ve decluttered soooo many times. Wardrobe, craft, toys, all that stuff in our spare room. And yet I’m still surrounded by crap.… Continue reading The Purge: The Great Declutter of 2017 

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October/November {round up}

I missed my October round up, so I’m jumbling it all together in this post. I’ve been busy painting, photographing, Christmas gift shopping, reading, child-wrangling, European holiday planning, and generally bumming around at home, taking naps and toilet-training and shaving off my winter coat of leg hair. Doing: I attempted NaNoWriMo this year but only… Continue reading October/November {round up}

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September {round up}

Blogging is still taking a back seat, but I am happy to report that September was a much better month than August! I did get sick, again, and almost lost my voice, but other than that it was largely positive. One of my younger sisters visited for a little over a week, at the same… Continue reading September {round up}

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August {round up}

Honestly, August has been a bit of a non-event. I went out on the 5th and then didn’t leave the house for THREE WEEKS. Mostly due to a lingering cold/flu, then a bout of what I think was food poisoning – only Ronan and I were affected – and my husband bring extra busy with… Continue reading August {round up}

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July {round up}

Making: I ticked a few things off my to-bake list – caramel bacon popcorn from an old Donna Hay magazine, pumpkin pie, chocolate s’more sandwich cookies, and spiced hot chocolate. I also made dinner – which doesn’t happen very often: pork, oregano and manchego cheese meatballs. It was AMAZING and definitely going into rotation. Wearing:… Continue reading July {round up}