I love my hair when it’s sitting just above my shoulders – I feel like that’s when it suits me best – and yet you might have noticed, I’ve been letting my hair grow. It wasn’t a conscious decision at first. My last haircut was in October last year, and with so much going on […]
Farewell to my Mum-in-Law
Today we have a special guest author on the blog – my very own husbear. He gave a beautiful eulogy for his Mum at her funeral last week, and with his permission, I’m sharing it here with you. I’ve edited is as little as possible, mostly to take out a few identifying details. Thank you […]
Bring Back the Chamber Pot!
In these days of indoor plumbing, you’re probably surprised to learn that there are times when I think a chamber pot would be darn handy. As a tiny tot, my nickname was “Jolly Juicy Janet”. I can only assume I was a happy child (and am still a happy person); while the “juicy” referred to […]
Come On Baby Light My Fire
It’s been a tad chilly the past couple of weeks – we’ve even dropped to single digit temperatures at night. While some might scoff that we don’t know what winter is here in Queensland, you have to remember – our homes aren’t built for the cold. Features like central heating, underfloor heating, double glazed windows […]