Recent Posts

sleeping newborn

Those colicky evenings

Colic. My old enemy... It's back. And it's bigger and badder than before. He screams. I feed him. He screams ...
Read More

Baby’s first excursion: An afternoon in Howth

It was Saturday. For the first time in ages we had no house viewings on the far side of the ...
Read More

Those Newborn Daze

We will never get these first precious weeks back again. Time slips away fast amongst the chaos of the early ...
Read More

Homebirth: The Afterbirth

Before and afterbirth. Pregnant no more. All of a sudden bump was now baby... Boo had finally arrived, on his ...
Read More

See More Recent Posts



The Last Summer

It's that time of year when the country is finally starting to shake off the shackles of winter (maybe). The ...
Read More

A Late Spring, Fresh Starts

Clear skies today (for a change). Almost enough to make you think that an actual Summer might be around the ...
Read More
2015-04-03 13.45.16

Bedtime – an Interlude

PJs are on. Teeth are brushed. Favourite toys are in their ritual sleeping spots. Bedtime stories have been read (and ...
Read More

Shooting sheep – how not to get a good night’s sleep

It hasn't been a good week for sleep in this house. It never is particularly good, but occasionally it's not ...
Read More

“Mama, no! Arse! Eye!” – Life with an 18 month old

Living with an active toddler is both totally awesome, and a constant energy drain. As an 18 month old, he's ...
Read More

Leap (of hell) ten

How naive. We thought we were heading out of the woods with the vomiting bug after a few rough days ...
Read More

See More Parenting Posts


2015-09-06 19.32.13

This, is Ile de Ré

I'm hurtling along on a rickety bike, out in the peaceful open countryside. Coasting easily through flat fields, the grass ...
Read More

Who tries to rent a car without a drivers licence?

Yes, that's right - we did! Not intentionally, but that's the situation we found ourselves in at the start of ...
Read More

How bizarre – Cats in Prague

Every so often in life you come across a situation that leaves you completely speechless, and not quite sure how ...
Read More

Long haul torture with a toddler

We're walking through a gargantuan terminal in Dubai airport. Searching wearily for somewhere with decent food to keep us going ...
Read More

Dropping into Bosnia for some tea

On our last night in Dubrovnik the weather changed. We slept to the sound of thunder rolling across the sky ...
Read More

Fraser Island – Fair Dinkum, I knew that would happen!

Our tour to Fraser Island starts bright and early in the morning. We cram enough items to get us through ...
Read More

See More Travel Posts