Category Archives: teenagers

Sticks and stones will break your bones…


We all know the saying, and it’s got to be one of the most untrue statements we could ever be told. When I was fourteen years old, at that painfully awkward age when self image and self confidence were confusing … Continue reading

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Ghosts : I am both a skeptic and a believer.


Last night Shai (my now 19 year old daughter) and I sat and had a long discussion for the first time about our experiences which occurred for a period of nearly two and a half years in the previous house … Continue reading

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The trauma of tea.


Yesterday my 18 year old (Shai) was driving me potty, about tea. Of all things for a girl of her age to be in such angst about it is TEA. Not just your regular twinings tea though, no. She likes … Continue reading

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I was here! (In Newcastle actually.)


Yesterday I had to accompany Shai (my 18 year old) for her first day at TAFE where she has enrolled in a graphic design course. This may change though as she also applied for a fine arts course at Uni … Continue reading

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Evil clown.


Just for you Beth….Mwaaaa haaaa haaa haaa! Actually, remind me never to take up face painting as a career! I got it all over her teeth, I kept smudging it with my hand. It was a nightmare. Took about an … Continue reading

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The beauty of water. (Photography)


The more I get behind the camera the more I enjoy it, even though it does FREAK me out because my eyes are just not as reliable as they used to be. Such a bother at a time in your … Continue reading

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UFO spotted over the central coast of NSW!


Latest breaking news… “Unidentified flying object spotted over the central coast of Sydney” “Witnesses report seeing a strange object in the sky, resembling a woman, with spinach trails following her ascent!” Oh my GOD! I am just one giant fart … Continue reading

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Back from America! “I survived…. a tornado!”


I’ve been sick and jetlagged, and just plain exhausted since getting back from our trip. I had no time to blog while we were away as it was just so hectic. We never had a days rest and practically FELL … Continue reading

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Rites of passage – the handbag.


(No, that’s not mine, it’s Wikipedias.) As a mother you realise when your daughter has made the transition from girl to woman not because she begins sporting bumps and curves in places where before there weren’t any. Not because she … Continue reading

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Sketches by my daughter.


Sometimes you just have to brag about your kids a bit hey. So today I’m having a brag. My seventeen year old, Shai, has been back at it with a pencil recently and I must say suddenly her talents have … Continue reading

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