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Hold onto that.

I still remember the day Poss started primary school. In hindsight, she was tiny, innocent and we were all so unaware of what awaited us in the years ahead. There are photos of us on the front deck together, with me bending over to make sure that both our heads were in the same frame. She was that small, that I could still carry her if I chose to....

It’s her jam

Just on a year ago, Poss started cycling. She did a series of kids triathlons, which lit a spark in her. She found peace on the back of a bike, and after joining a cycling club a little while later, she’s never looked back. It’s not a sport I’d ever really considered for her. It’s not one of the standard ones they offer at primary school; it’s not...

It was time.

It’s been a while. The blog has been lying dormant, and I’ve only been posting minimally on the socials. That’s not to say that writing hasn’t been on my mind. It always is. I find myself composing blog posts in the shower, in the car, while I’m listening to pod casts and walking the dog. And it’s not because life has been boring. It really hasn’t...

Banana muffins, baking and Beranga

It’s taken me far longer to get back into the swing of things since getting back from overseas than I ever could have predicted. Jet lag? Yes. But there was something more, I’m not even sure what, that seemed to ensure I moved like treacle for almost a fortnight. As though I was being punished for being away, and therefore, my brain must operate at...

In sickness…

It’s been an odd old week, with Poss and I fighting off a virus that seems to have been determined to suck any sort of life out of us both. The kind where you’re fighting off shakes, sweats and the simple act of sitting on the couch needs an hour nap to recover. There’s been snot, headaches, and too many tissues being left on every available surface,...

Five tips to manage school transition

We had a meeting at Poss’ new school last week. They were lovely, accommodating and delightful; all the things you want to see in a new school. Poss left with a giant smile on her face, the kind that usually only comes with a new accessory for her bike, or a comic that she’s been lusting over and gave the whole thing a big thumbs up. This change is...

Where dreams are made…

They say that one of a Sagittarius’ traits is a love of travel. And while I’ve always loved the concept of travel, and indulged a little here and there, the dreams of big overseas adventures have remained just that, dreams. There’s lots of reasons for that, and none of them particularly interesting; life has just simply gotten in the way. I could say...

Wired for wonder

Last week I sat in a room listening to some inspiring women, all talking on their topic of speciality. One had recently spoken at the UN, another is a respected psychologist and the third is a highly regarded teacher. And all three of them happened to be Autistic. Why is this important? It’s probably the first time that an all female, all Autistic...

Cycling: learning a new language

If you had of asked me this time last year if I’d be up before 8am on a Sunday morning to watch a cycling event, I’d probably have laughed at you. Or suggested you drink more gin. After almost 12 years, we’ve managed to avoid all sorts of weekend sports and had no plans to change that. And along came cycling. It’s been a ride, so to speak, to get to...

Starting slow with pleasing things

Last week I picked back up on my ‘things that are pleasing me’ post, and I had all these good intentions of writing all week. Then life got in the way and it didn’t happen. That seems to be happening a lot. It’s busy at the moment; work is keeping my brain full for more hours than it should, and when it comes to weekends, or the late night hours, I’m...

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