The first week it's all about the jet lag, struggling to keep your eyes open before it's even dark and being awake with the chickens, roosters, and farmers. The second week you start to stay up later and sleep until a more normal time, until suddenly you find that you've woken up and it's somehow … Continue reading Learning to slow down
*By "Croatia" I specifically mean the Dalmatian coast, and even more specifically the city of Zadar, located almost smack bang in the middle of the Croatian coastline on the Adriatic Sea. This is where our family is and where we base ourselves, so it's definitely the part of the country I know best and feel … Continue reading The Bad Mum’s guide to Croatia*
When you're blog is called The Bad Mum there is no better time than mothers day to weigh in with your two cents worth on modern mother-ing. Or something. There have been many mothers day posts over the years raging against Michael Buble and Andre Rieu CD's, slippers, and kitchen appliances. It just never fucking … Continue reading Why I’m kind of over mothers day
Yeah I know, another month down. WTF, right? April in particular always seems to come like a hurricane, bringing with it the trifecta of Easter, birthdays, and the in-laws heading off for their six month European summer. And all this literally happens in the space of less than two weeks. Every April. Like I said, … Continue reading It’s a wrap: April.
Exactly eighteen years ago on this day I was very excitedly and impatiently awaiting the arrival of a new baby. At two weeks overdue and showing no signs of arriving of her own, she was being evicted. Having spent the night before in hospital, I had awoken to an early scan and been given the … Continue reading Happy Birthday baby girl.
What a difference four weeks can make. Enrolling to study was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I'm loving my work placement, and am flying through my assignments. I should be finished the course in the next month or so. Joining Weight Watchers again was also a good decision, and one I didn't … Continue reading It’s a wrap: March.
I read somewhere recently, and I can't for the life of me remember where, someone saying that they likened the time spent working out and meditating as time spent investing in themselves, in their future health and wellness; that regular yoga was like superannuation for their body's future. Coming as it did in the midst of … Continue reading Investing in me
Season 1, episode 1 recap 6.30 am: alarm goes off. Wake up and spend twenty minutes scrolling through social media before checking email and deleting 267 messages from various newsletters that I can never remember signing up for and think, I really should get my PA on to this. Debate whether or not I need … Continue reading The OTHER Real Housewives of Sydney: Episode 1
I finished January on a high, all empowered and loving life. I went into February with a sense of promise and optimism, feeling that mentally and physically I was in a good place. I hate to say it but.... ...February has been a struggle in ways I never expected. In fact my mood for most … Continue reading It’s a wrap: February.
Oh dear. Talk about cringe-worthy car crash television. I was torn between laughing out loud, which I did, and actually wishing I could block my ears. There was a lot of wincing, looks of disbelief passed between my daughter and I as we both thought the same thing: wtf?/ is she for real?/ and: mean … Continue reading The Real Housewives of Sydney have arrived.