The quick road to peace.

I get frustrated easily. Repeating myself, negotiating, cajoling… These are the things that jam my buttons and send me into FURY MOTHER ON RAMPAGE. Knowing this, I’ve been trying to avert it and clear the triggers. Stuff.  Stuff stuffs me up. It steals time, patience, energy and joy from my day. So we cut down. I pared back the “stuff” on offer so Small isn’t overwhelmed by choice and I’m not...

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And this is why I can’t have nice things…

Ten years ago, I had glandular fever. I went from teaching every night of the week, full-time uni, dancing five days, pilates, a lovely boyfriend… to nothing. Three weeks in bed and then walking around gingerly and sleeping sixteen hours of every twenty-four. When I went back to class I’d lost so much tone that I promptly threw a hip out of joint and have suffered with the damn thing ever since. Obsessively attending...

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Stocking stuffers!
Aug10

Stocking stuffers!

I know, it’s AUGUST… and only fifteen weeks till Christmas. Fortunately, you can buy some (a) cute (b) practical and (c) thrifty solutions: Here’s why I invest in snack bags. I lose tupperware. Especially the lids. Then I waste time looking for the damn things, cleaning up the mess I made pulling my kitchen apart, and inducing fits of rage when i eventually stumble across them in such varied locations as...

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Nut butter snack of awesome recipe!
Aug09

Nut butter snack of awesome recipe!

It’s raining. I’m hungry. My child is bored. She’s hungry. Hmmmmm. Aloha not-so-unhealthy cookies/slice/bar thing that is easy enough for a two year old to (help) make! You will need: 4 eggs, A splash of milk, 1 cup (1/2 jar) warm nut butter (peanut is great, almond is amazing, or you can mix it up. I did walnut/cashew last time) 1/4 cup brown sugar. Mix. add 1 cup of cooking oats, 1/4 cup ground flax seed, 1/8 cup...

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