Looking with eyes closed

This post does not pull any punches. It's about homelessness, the reality of self and personal agendas. It is not targeted at anyone but myself and the experiences I have recently had on this topic. I realise it may not sit well with people. Please consider your responses before you comment. I appreciate you reading my … Continue reading Looking with eyes closed


3 Keys 22 Years of Marriage Has Taught Me

Yesterday was 22 years since Andrew and I tied the not. I thought, back then, that I knew what love looked like. What it felt like and how to be loving. Boy, was I so naive! It was all those things but so much more than I can even now put into words.

Gratitude Day 16: Some of us just need a plan.

Last Friday I was having a swim with the hubster and chatting about the weekend to come, and in particular Saturday. Everyone was either working or out or studying and I, well, I really didn't have any plans or agenda as to how I was going to spend the time. There was a time when this … Continue reading Gratitude Day 16: Some of us just need a plan.

Gratitude Day 15: Extra Energy = Cookies

So, you know how I've been on this Paleo thing since before Christmas? Oh, no? Well, I have. I started of with about half my diet being more focussed and have gradually removed types of food and introduced other things. It's been really interesting but there is one particular thing that seems to have been … Continue reading Gratitude Day 15: Extra Energy = Cookies

Gratitude Day 14: Excitement grows excitement

Just a quick post today as I am rushing about like a headless chook. A funny thing happened about half an hour ago and I just wanted to share it with you. I got up at 6 and feeling tired, wondered if I might skip the poetry group I am planning to go to today. … Continue reading Gratitude Day 14: Excitement grows excitement

Gratitude Day 13: Shopping in my own wardrobe reaps it’s own rewards

To really feel like I could actually do this whole capsule wardrobe concept (Miriam-esque, of course), I made 24 outfit combinations out of just 12 of these items. The leather jacket can go with so much and it's really outerwear so I didn't include it but it could easily go with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt for cooler days. Here are the outfit combos I made, and take note: this is with just one pair of trousers (thank you David Lawrence for an amazing pair of pants!):

Gratitude Day 12 – It’s the Little Things

Just a quick post today to say a BIG thank you to the people who have begun supporting me and buying my little eBook, It's Just Time to Be You over the past week or so. The book only has a dozen or so pages, and is designed to get you thinking about who you … Continue reading Gratitude Day 12 – It’s the Little Things

Gratitude Day 10

So today has been a home day and I actually believe that home days - where you intentionally choose to steer clear of shops and outings - are vital to mental and physical wellbeing.  Now, I'm not naturally a home body. I love shopping, cafes, hustle and bustle, the vibe of a colourful and inspirational … Continue reading Gratitude Day 10

Gratitude Day 9 – These People

So it's now just 15 days until Christmas, 2015. For the past week and a bit I have been writing about the things in life that I am most grateful about but today I felt like it was time to say something about the people I've been doing life with. Because what is a life … Continue reading Gratitude Day 9 – These People