whoever you want to be…

Love and loss

“We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” – Orson Welles … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Warning: this is about rape-justification and victim blaming

My last two posts have been about the Edinburgh Festival; one was praising it loudly for its massive and diverse programme of events, its general and overall brilliance, the second … Continue reading

September 24, 2013

Nappy Ever After – Bite Me!

My toddler moved up a room at nursery in September. It had to happen – he’d been in the same room since he started going, over a year ago, and … Continue reading

September 22, 2013

Happy International Day of Peace!

The International Day of Peace was created as a way to end conflict for a day (and build on that) each year. Click here for more about its history and … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Juggling Act

A friend recently shared with me a James Patterson quote that has had me thinking about life. He said, “Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. … Continue reading

September 19, 2013

Self Care

(The majority of this post was on my own blog a few weeks ago) Image is from Facebook. It’s a photo of what I think is a group of porpoises. … Continue reading

September 11, 2013

The aftermath of domestic violence

A friend sent me this last night and asked me to post it anonymously, for obvious reasons.  The aftermath of domestic violence I feel like a bad person right now … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Emigrating: Some FAQs from an Australian Family in Switzerland

As a family of two parents and three children who emigrated from Australia to Switzerland ten years ago, we are often asked about the ins and outs of our big … Continue reading

September 9, 2013
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