When Your Mojo is a No-Go


MOJO: A quality that attracts people to you and makes you successful and full of energy.

I’ve had some mega mojo missing lately, especially when it comes to writing.

It got to the point that I couldn’t even look at my blog. Just logging into my dashboard filled me with a sense of anxiety because I just had no idea what to write about and actually, I didn’t even want to try! Has anyone been there? Where you have a responsibility (even if it’s not really a responsibility but it just feels like one) and you can’t stand the idea of it?

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Let The Kitchen Shopping Begin!

Usually I’m very organised with a blog post for a Tuesday morning which is the one day of the week that I can somehow squeeze a post in between the madness at home and my day to day job (no, I’m not repeating myself! The madness at home and my actual WORK. Yes, I know the two can be easily confused).

Last night however, I ‘briefly’ popped online with the intention to buy a few plates and bowls to replace the ones I smashed and instead I walked away (ahem, entered my credit card details to purchase!) pretty much everything BUT.

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How I Managed To Smash Through My Kitchen Possessions In Just One Night (Literally!)


Forget KonMari. The other night I took my de-cluttering mission to the next level!

We’re in the process of building a brand new kitchen. This means walls, ceilings, floors and all! Of course, before that can happen we first had to remove everything to demolish the old one. So armed with 5 large plastic storage containers the hubby and I started to pull everything out one by one and decide whether or not we would keep the item or throw it away.

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Nostalgia (And An Impromptu Lesson On Kiwi Slang!)


Unless you are a Kiwi (or an Aussie who understands Kiwi slang), some of this post may sound like a load of gibberish! This wasn’t intentional, it’s just the way it worked out. Hence I have now added a list of Kiwi Slang to the bottom of this post to enlighten you. Or amuse you. Or confuse you. This may be particularly helpful to my UK and US readers! But first, here is the original post …


I’ve had the weirdest feeling of déjà vu lately with certain moments or things sending me on a trip down memory lane.

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Out With The Old & In With The New: Using KonMari To Get Rid Of The ‘Stuff’ In Your Life


Since coming back from a wonderful camping holiday in early February I’ve been completely overwhelmed by life.

We walked through our front door and into a blissfully clean house that we’d taken the time to tidy before leaving (because there’s nothing worse than returning home to a huge mess!) but within 3 hours we were back in chaos.

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Why I Have To Quit The Booze

White wine

Today I’m feeling sad because I have come to realise an important truth – I need to quit the booze.

I don’t want to quit drinking because I love it so much. Not in a stumble around and slur my words kinda way but a ‘OMG my kids have driven me to insanity today, pass me the wine!’  kinda way.

Unfortunately the realisation has struck that alcohol and I are not friends. Particularly white wine.

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Chicken Licken & the Morbidity of Classic Nursery Rhymes

We were given a whole bunch of kids books the other day and the boys were so excited as they love story time and what’s better than a whole pile of new books to get mummy to read! So I picked up the one on the top of the pile which was called Chicken Licken and started to read it. Let this be a lesson to all!

Do not read a story to your children without having read it first!

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