The Trouble with Being a Fixer

The trouble with being a fixer

I'm a forthright person who calls it like it is (or at least how I think it is - very important point there... ahem), so I can sometimes run into a spot of bother. See, when you're used to being open and people respect you for that openness, your ...

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Lately

Lately

I've rescheduled our drinks to Sunday afternoons. I hope that still suits you... I like Sunday afternoons. They feel like both the end of one week and the beginning of another. Today we're having a lovely cold Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye. Good ...

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Mum Peak-Hour

Mum peak hour

This morning I had an 8.45am meeting, but the uniform shop at school didn't open until 8.30am. Ordinarily the uniform shop opening hours factor into my day exactly never, but not this day. This day Lottie needed socks, shorts and a shirt for Mod Ball ...

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Family organisation for the disorganised

Family organisation for the disorganised

Most people who know you will tell you that I'm a very organised person. When I say 'most people', it doesn't include my mum. My mum knows that I'm an extremely disorganised person at heart. Always have been, probably always will be. So how does a ...

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Breakfast skipping

Hard-core breakfast skipping

I have never enjoyed eating in the morning. Even when I was in primary school I was hard-core breakfast skipping. I remember faking Mum out each morning by putting  little cereal and milk in the bottom of a bowl, then dumping the lot straight into ...

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Romance can't be bought

Romance isn’t something you pay for

So it's Val's Day, which I imagine is a very big deal for a lot of people, but not for me. I don't think I've ever been wined and dined on 14 Feb in my life. If Bartolo brought home a dozen roses I think I would just feel a bit embarrassed for ...

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Hetty McKinnon - Community

Lately

This week, let's just quietly sip our whiskey and dry, shall we? After my fourth week of simultaneous working and mothering, I have neither the strength nor the will to speak. I am, however, trying to revel in the micro-moments. If I could speak, ...

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Lottie

Lately

Oh, this work and mothering thing bites hard sometimes. I am an official wearer of the cranky pants this week. In fact, I believe I would be in the running to be elected President of the Cranky Pants, if Donald Trump hadn't so neatly stitched up the ...

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Healthy Chocolate Bliss Balls-2-2

Chocolate Crackle Bliss Balls

I made a huge batch of these for Max's after-school party recently, and most of them came home. Or so I thought. I think I must have just made way more chocolate bliss balls than I remembered because since the party I've been asked by no less than ...

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