Category Archives: New Year

One week in… 

This year has started off a lot more eventful than I was expecting. Doesn’t necessarily mean that’s a bad thing it just means it’s different, that’s all. There is something in the atmosphere that has me treading cautiously. 
I was thinking about that today as my daughter reached another milestone in her life. Today was a day to be joyous, a day to celebrate, and yet I couldn’t help feeling a little sad – not sure if sad is the right word maybe apprehensive is a better fit. 

Anyway my intention to wing it this year is still steadfast – what will be will be, time to stop worrying and start enjoying I think. 


Happy New Year 

Happy New Year WordPress!! Thank you for another good year of great blog posts and even greater blog friends.

I hope 2016 is the most amazing year yet for all of us!! I was going to do my New Years Resolutions but you know what, I think I’m just going to wing it this year!!

What will be, will be!!

Could 2015 be the year of self discovery?

The girls and I saw The Wild with Reese Witherspoon tonight. This movie is based on a true story about one women’s quest to hike the Pacific Coast Trail.

I honestly didn’t know much of what the movie was about other than it was a movie about self discovery.

The movie was not our usual romcom girls night out but it was very good, sad and yet hopeful. I really recommend it.

So far this year seems to have a common theme, it’s in every book I seem to read, in the movies I watch and in my thoughts day and night.

There is no denying it life is changing, I’m am entering a new phase of my life and although at times it seems terrifying I have no choice but to go with it.

My horoscope for this year said and I quote “This new phase is about breaking free from the limitations of fear, darkness and insecurity.” It then goes on to say something about Saturn rocking my second house of values and how this will not only lift my self esteem but also my money making capacity (not that this has ever phased me before – can’t imagine it will now either).

I guess it will be interesting to see how 2015 pans out and if it will indeed be a year of self discovery. One thing is for sure I have no intention of finding my self by hiking as in tonight’s movie, the idea of ripping my toenails off or drinking disgusting water does not appeal to me at all.

Happy New Year


Happy New Year

The beginning of a New Year is always quite exciting it is an opportunity to start again. To explore new pathways. To challenge oneself and to alter the path you are on, if that is what you desire. It is also a time to reflect and appreciate how fortunate we truly are and to be thankful for the special people in our lives that help make us who we are.

This year has not begun like others though, a fatty lump on Bolt’s knee that started to become a wound and was on the verge of exploding, has forced my sister to have him operated on at very short notice.

What we always considered to be no more than age lumps and bumps that did not appear to be causing Bolt any discomfort, suddenly had to go.

Several hours of surgery and $1200 later Bolt was home. Still under the affect of the anaesthetic and covered in stitches all over his shaved body and his knee, his right eye weeping from the laser that was used to remove the lump above his eye; Bolt recovered on my sister’s bed.

The whole family along with some close friends congregated at my sister’s place and together we all welcomed in the New Year. I think Bolt felt better having his whole family around him, I know we all felt better being there with him.

Happy New Year may you always have loved ones rallying around you in good times and in bad.