Month: October 2014

Friends are forever… or not

I used to think that friends were forever and partners were until something did them apart.  Life has shown me differently. Apparently, you tend to recycle your friends every seven years or so.  The older you are, the truer this seems to be. I’ve had some friends scoff at this statistic saying they have had…

Commitment means something

Miss Dee has always been curious.  She loves to try new things and throws herself at them with gusto. So far in her short history she has: Done Ballet and Jazz dancing and is now into hula hooping Learnt Tennis Studied Piano Had formal Flute lessons Taught herself how to do hairstyles Learnt how to…

The right age for social media

I am on Facebook.  That makes me old, apparently.  Given my own mum is on it, I guess that’s probably right. These days the choices are endless: Twitter, Linkedin, Whatsapp, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr among many others.  Our kids are exposed to these and more every day of their lives and there is pressure from their…

On the importance of having a grandparent

The time I missed my family the most was when I had Miss Dee.  You see, my family are all overseas and her birth and initial years were difficult (a story for another time). Unfortunately, DH’s mum lives quite far away and his dad passed away before we even got married. I didn’t quite understand…