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Another year skipped...

For the first time in 7 years, I was looking for a new...

Planning Christmas for the little ones means you’ll need to do a fair bit of sneaking about and telling little white lies. “I have some shopping to do, see you later!” “What are you shopping for, Mum?” “Oh nothing, just boring stuff. You know, kitchen towels and soap and such. You have fun now!” Later,...

This time, I’m just posting some photos. Merry...

Let’s be pirate elves! Aye aye, rrrrh! Two pirate elves – the coolest kind of elves, if you ask me – climb the blue volcanic island that is our sofa, and leap over to the pirate ship armchair that has quietly surrendered to its conquerors. It looks like it might fall apart any minute. The...

Carefree beach days, planning my tan lines and next snack. No thoughts for carbon emissions or the climate warming 7°C during the lifetime of my future grandkids. If there were worries, they were about the wrong things. Applying anti-aging cream at 25. Pointless! Who has wrinkles at 25?!? Collecting frequent flyer points. Also quite pointless...

It’s silent, even the leaves are still. A lone squirrel stares at me. I’m walking and entertaining myself with thoughts of the mysteries of life. Mysteries such as: What really happens to all those socks that go missing in the washing machine? Why do all my kids’ clothes have holes? Where is all that dust...

As we all know, little boys were designed for wild fun and...

It was the morning of a work day again. Nursing my espresso on the couch, work laptop open in front of me, I had the TV on in the background. After Caribbean Life ended, Cake Wars began. The host was a waxed-looking, overly positive young man with a teeth-baring smile that I could only describe...

Like most things, it started from the smallest seed. When we got it, it was like a tiny puppy of a plant: young and fresh. You need to water it more, said my grandma. My kids watered it twice a day, until it was soaked. I hovered somewhere between forgetting and saving the plant, occasionally...

If you were dealing with a hungry customer, would your first reaction be to send them a cat...

Last Sunday, I was at the optician getting my very first glasses. It was an especially humbling moment, but not because I read it as a sign of getting older. (I’m sure you weren’t thinking that anyway!) It was humbling because the store had super bright fluorescent lights and I could see all the flaws...

- I dream of happiness and the fluffiest, biggest...

I know it’s September, but I’m still thinking about July. It was a beautiful, short combination of summer and freedom, friendly faces and new places. For a few weeks, it was warm and sunny. What made it remarkable was that there was almost no rain for those weeks. So many sunny days in a row...

Every time I hear the phrase “We like to entertain,” I raise my eyebrows. Some mornings, my eyebrows end up doing an entire workout and I have to stop what I’m doing to really listen up, before turning the TV on mute. It has to do with my morning ritual of watching Caribbean Life on...