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Happy (belated) birthday

Happy (belated) birthday

Ever missed an important date? A birthday, for example? As it turns out, I have. A few years ago I missed a close friend’s birthday. A friend who LOVES her birthday. It wasn’t that I forgot, as such. I know exactly what date her birthday is on. And I know that it happens every year … Continue reading

A beautiful Easter gift

A beautiful Easter gift

Happy Easter everyone! As you’re all having a day off… well, I’m going to make it short and sweet too. But before I let you all go back to munching on chocolate goodies, I’m sending a shout out to all the adoptive families out there. Those wonderful people who take in non-family members and make them … Continue reading

Putting yourself ahead of the team

Putting yourself ahead of the team

Most of us instinctively look out for ourselves, first and foremost. We may consider others in many circumstances, particularly our loved ones, and to a lesser extent, our friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and work mates. However, when we face the choice between putting others before ourselves, their wants and needs before ours, it can be tough … Continue reading

The family that plays together, stays together

The family that plays together, stays together

Last week, my other half bravely took on three 62+ year old Chinese women, in the age old game of mahjong. Writing out the numbers beforehand so he’d be able to recognise them, he sat patiently at the table amidst the steady prattle of Cantonese chatter. Hours later, amongst the laughter and exclamations, constant praise … Continue reading

Why the thought of motherhood scares me

Why the thought of motherhood scares me

It may seem crazy when we humans are biologically programmed to reproduce, but the idea of having children scares me. All those sleepless nights and sore boobs are definitely unappealing, as well as losing your figure, having your boobs droop down past to your belly, and the financial cost. Sometimes I think that the only … Continue reading

Travelling with the fam

Travelling with the fam

Your parents want you to go on a trip with them. I hear the groans! No, no, no! Not the parents! How will I possibly enjoy myself if I’m travelling with my  parents??? But that wasn’t my reaction last year when my parents suggested taking a cruise on the Danube then calling past Paris to visit me. … Continue reading

The selfish truth about baby making

The selfish truth about baby making

There’s been an influx of baby talk hitting the front page of my Facebook stream lately, and I don’t like it one bit. Now don’t get me wrong, I actually adore my little niece and nephew in laws, and I’m fascinated by my close friend’s little ones – but I know those kids as, well, little people. … Continue reading