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one of those days

We all have those days. This is what I tell myself when I have one of those days. ‘Those days’, when everything seems to be doomed from the start. When you agree to do stuff against your better judgement (which … Continue reading

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dear eldest, i miss you

It started while I was pregnant. Confined to the house, if not to bed, our just-the-two-of-us world was interrupted out of necessity. I railed against it, did too much, because I wanted to be with you and make the last … Continue reading

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the lost art of following your instinct

When my first baby was born and I realised I was not quite as prepared as I thought, everyone kept telling me to follow my instinct. The problem was, I didn’t feel like I had any instinct. My baby didn’t … Continue reading

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fake it ’til you make it

The most memorable piece of parenting advice my dad gave me is also the one I fall back on most frequently. I think it’s actually one of The Parent’s best-kept secrets, and I’m going to share it with you. Prepare … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,800 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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Scarves and more scarves

>It’s been a while since my last post since we haven’t had the Internet at home for a bit. To fill the time, I’ve been making a few scarves (it is August but the weather is awful here – 13 … Continue reading

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The excitement of a new sewing machine AND a new blog

>I decided to start this blog to document my ever-growing obsession with crafts, in particular crocheting, sewing, knitting and jewellery-making. My love affair with crochet started at Christmas 2008 when my fiance’s sister showed me all the fantastic things she’d … Continue reading

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