star-gazing2When was the last time you went star gazing?

We used to go to a place called Swimcart Beach on Tasmania’s pristine East coast. It was perfect for stargazing because it was removed from the light pollution we get from being near a population centre. We would lie on a blanket, (this is Tassie so we had a good few layers of clothing on, including a beanie, and a fire as well) and just gaze upwards. Continue reading “Stargazing”

The Joy of Organisation

organise3When I found out I was going to be a mum in 2005, one of my biggest excitements (and fantasy!) was the fact that I would be able to finally get some law and order into my house, finally have time to cook well prepared meals! But 9 months after my daughter was born, I was lucky to have the house vacuumed every 3 weeks, we still lived on takeaway VERY regularly and I was frustrated with the whole concept of being a housewife. Continue reading “The Joy of Organisation”

Noticing goodness in the midst of grief.

larissa6I expected a lot of things when I first became pregnant in 2012. I expected morning sickness (check!), weird cravings (unfortunately not), a beautiful bump (check), and to fall in love with my precious baby as she grew (100% check!). What I did not expect was to hear the words “I’m so sorry, there’s no heartbeat” at my 39 week midwife appointment. Continue reading “Noticing goodness in the midst of grief.”

Just a spoonful of sugar makes the whaaat?

Hi everyone. I have a question for you.

sad-468923_960_720Lets say there is a woman who, in the past, has been forced from her home by her husband, and separated from her children, (which then culminates in the ending of her marriage)…. now fast forward 10 years or so, she is remarried and her wonderful new husband decides to surprise her by buying her a ticket to go away by herself, without her children, to have a break.  What do you think is likely to happen? How will this go? How is she likely to feel about this?  Continue reading “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the whaaat?”