A Matter of Respect (Boundaries)

It’s been some time now since Kristy and I were in our former marriages. Each of our formers have gotten on with their new lives – purchased or built homes, one re-partnered and remarried, with the other enjoying the freedom of global travel. Each of our children have time with their other biological parent which Read More …

Quick and Easy Sausage Rolls (Miss Joyful dons an apron)

With her birthday party quickly approaching, Miss Joyful did not use her excitement as an excuse to stay up late and not get sleep. No, after dinner, she diligently set to work preparing sausage rolls before getting washed up and tucked into bed for a good night of sleep ready for the big day ahead. Read More …

Finding Acceptance – Part Two

This post has taken us a long time to write, and even with a generous time frame it is still behind schedule. This is because some things in life are simply hard to articulate. For some things there are no real words. Intentionally or not, we rolled the dice. We were not sure what numbers Read More …

Pj Bear Makes His Mark

We know that some of you have noticed a some twitter wars within our family. Ultimately, this is all because young PJ Bear has had his mark on the social media community as as the ‘Ever Hungry Chef’ which is a pretty apt self-description really. PJ’s cooking capers have really taken off since my purchase Read More …

Out of Control

Not long ago I was reminded, once again, how little we are in control of our circumstances. As seems to be most often the case with this fallacy, the reawakening of my awareness was brought about by a visit to the hospital. It wasn’t I that was being laid low, but my wife, Kristy last Read More …

Are you missing a young hen?

Courtesy of a local Facebook Group member we are currently housing a juvenile chicken which was found on the members property approximately 12 May 2016 in proximity to the Hackham Medical Centre.  It is incredibly friendly and appears to have been hand raised, is part way through developing it’s adult feathers, is still developing the Read More …

Chasing parked cars

We’ve all been there, well most of us, when it comes to cars: That stark realisation that we have been doing nothing more than throwing good money after bad.  That the resources we have been pouring into an object that we take pride in and helps to form our identity through a very public expression Read More …