Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A beautiful message about relationships

Happy V-day. Just popped in to put up a link to Lila's blog entry today - a complicated love note. It is indeed a love note. A love note to women everywhere. There is forgivness, there is tenderness and there is wisdom. I hope you read it. I hope you link to it. I hope you can pass it to someone who will pass it on and it will reach those who need to read it.
I love women like Lila.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday girl

Sienna1stbirthday with mummy 1

We celebrated miss s's first birthday over the weekend.  We had a Very Hungry Caterpillar theme - which I have since found out everyone and their second cousin are also doing.  More details to come.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hello again

 hello petunias. How is 2012 going for you?

Chinese New Year

will be a good year. Lots of change. mr k is doing the trend of the moment  - a career change.  He is now a full time student for the next six months followed (hopefully) by a cadetship for 18 months.  
So we were on double incomes, good incomes, and our biggest issue was trying to decide whether to renovate or demolish and build.

Now, a toddler, NO income and a house that is falling around our ears. (I kid you not, my oven is an original 1960s model - and it was a budget choice even back then). Working out how I can work for the shortest amount of hours for the most amount of dosh and complicated family plans for child care.  Trying to get my head around that I no longer have the choice to be a stay at home mum.
There is a happy excited man in the house, the romanticism of us embarking on a new adventure (lack of money hasn't set in yet and I know that won't last long) , a feeling that we are getting out of a rut we didn't even realise we were in.
 Realising that I am looking forward to doing a bit of work.  Coming out of the cocoon of first time motherhood and finding a bit of balance.
We are traveling light this year. So far, so good.