https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTWXBtq5aYg "And I know I don't possess you, with all my heart, God bless you." I adore this song. The girls and I have been listening to the Mamma Mia 2 soundtrack on high rotation, not for the first time. We all love ABBA (how can you not?!), we love Mamma Mia 1 and 2 … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday: My Love, My Life
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Losing weight is such a fraught endeavour. I've written extensively about my struggle with this before, in particular; the terrible shame around the hypocrisy of trying to mindfully raise girls who like and accept their whole selves, body heart and soul- when I cannot honestly claim to be one, … Continue reading Thigh Gap Pride: May we all please call BS.
I came to midwifery much later in life, beginning study at 30 years of age when my eldest was just 1, and graduating 5 years later when my youngest was just shy of 3. It was a gruelling path and I would not have stuck to it through all the trials, tribulations, sacrifice and anxiety … Continue reading Midwife Emerging.
Raisin toast and coffee, writing and rest, crystals and cards. This is what extreme self care looks like at my house today 🌷 I need to practice this today. Last night was a difficult shift with a beautiful labouring woman, for several reasons. I am very hard on myself, in a way I would not … Continue reading Extreme Self Care
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQFKLroHvF0 I really didn't set out to sing a song about lovers taking their own lives together, but it seems that is what I have done. My energy is definitely low, but not that low! It did pass my mind today, my lovely Vals day bouquet still blooming, that it would be nice to do … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday: Edith Piaf
https://youtu.be/r2DrpFUrdj4 #tunestuesday #soulsearchinginsuburbia #bobseger #vondashepard #robertdowneyjunior #allymcbeal #homerecording This song gets me every time. This is another one of our golden oldies from an era when the Ally McBeal soundtrack played on repeat and both of us would have married Robert Downey Junior (who sings Dee's part in Vonda Shepard's version of this Bob Seger … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday with Dee
Christmas 2020 School holidays suck for writing. I barely managed to scrape in the last Tunes Tuesday at the last minute by the skin of my teeth. Since then, it's been the lead up to Christmas, full time parenting, and then, of course Christmas, which was lovely and boozy and very pleasant. Christmas Day was … Continue reading On Cautious Optimism
This one needs some wine. Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)- Billy Joel ❤ Email subscribers click on the title above to access my YouTube channel link ❤ https://youtu.be/YTPyPOl3LMQ At the end of a year such as this, marred by so much destruction, death and heartache as natural disasters rip through our lands and Covid-19 claims far … Continue reading Tuesday Tunes for My Mother, With Love
Click the link to watch the video 🥰 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=149515583605589&id=103325414891273 "Are you sure you're okay to drive home today Mia?" my colleague asked me as I stumbled through handover this morning. "Wind the windows down, please!" My window was down. The radio was blaring. I'd had black tea before I left. I had water. The only … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday 3- Walk The Line
Phemie, 2 and a half, the day I came home from hospital with Reina- 2014 Half an hour before bedtime the other day, 2 days before grade 3 would end forever, Phemie decided she had to make cards for everyone in her class. Classic Phemie. Is it a universal law that all children remember something … Continue reading “You’ve been kind around your mistakes.”