26. What’s happening now?

I’m having a pretty good day. The kids are back at school, I got a massage and a manicure, I have the house to myself. My book is coming out in 4 days and I’m keeping it together. Okay, last night I did have a minor freak out, but mostly I’m keeping it together. The […]

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25. Something I’ve watched.

Last night I finished watching Season One of Outlander for the second time. The first time I watched it, I was alone – or pretending I was alone with the aid of headphones and a fierce glare for anyone who approached. But then it was added to Netflix, and after much deliberation, I decided my […]

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24. Something I found.

It’s 1985 and I’m seven years old. I have new, bright white sneakers that I’m so enamoured with I lovingly placed them on the end of my bed when I went to sleep the night before. We’re in a circle on ‘the mat’ at school, except that it’s not really a mat – it’s just […]

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23. What I want to be when I grow up.

I confess that I used to be very big on Life Lists. I suspect I got this idea from Oprah sometime in my teens and being a person with a natural love of ticking things off, it became something of an obsession. I have my old Life Lists in diaries and notebooks that I keep […]

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22. Thank you to a thing that I love.

Saying that you love your cat has some measure of stigma attached to it these days. I blame shows about pet hoarding. Somehow, being a cat lover has become associated with spinsterhood, craziness, isolation, bad hair and strange clothes. I’m curious as to how that all started. No one ever makes a meme about women […]

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21. My worst habit.

When I was a new mum, I had a blissful three hours to myself most days when my daughter napped between twelve and three.  Usually, I chose to spend that time nursing a cup of tea in front of daytime television. I watched a lot of rubbish and I took a shine to Dr Phil. […]

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20. Something I lost.

When I was a child, I had a thing for the colour green. If mum was handing out lollipops and a green one was pulled from the bag, my sisters took a small step backwards and averted their eyes. Green was mine. My birthday cake had green icing. Always. And my tricycle, that brilliant speed […]

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19. Brain dump: what’s on my mind right now.

This really does feel like a confession. I would like to tell you that I have a lot on my mind. The Syrian refugee crisis, The US presidential election, the fact that there is a new airport being built with a proposed flight plan right over my house. But because I have written three full-length […]

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18. What I’ve learned about life so far.

What I’ve learned about life so far. What a huge question. I thought about this blog post all day yesterday, wrestling with the big things and the small things I’ve learned so far. When I woke up this morning, I found a Facebook post on my page and it summed it all up nicely. What I’ve […]

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Swag Bag Giveaway!

  It’s almost here! To celebrate I’m giving away one awesome swag bag full of treats. The winner will receive: A signed first edition copy of The ‘Ohana Tree Summer tote bag Mug with quote from the book Nail polish Aloha CD Bookmark (not pictured) All you have to do to enter is leave me […]

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