The One Where Everything Changed. ?>

The One Where Everything Changed.

  Yesterday I read this post that Kerri Sackville shared on her Facebook page, talking about  signs that you grew up with a toxic parent. Reading through the comments, it became clear that some people really had a very limited understanding of exactly how ‘toxic’ a parent can be. Comments along the lines of ‘everybody has issues with their parents’ and ‘be grateful you have parents’ cut me a little deep I must admit. Not everyone is lucky enough to be…

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Santa’s Magical Kingdom {Giveaway} ?>

Santa’s Magical Kingdom {Giveaway}

Can you believe it’s that time of year already?! 2015 is hurtling top speed towards Christmas, and I’m so excited to be able to offer my Melbourne readers the opportunity to win a family pass to Santa’s Magical Kingdom again. Santa’s Magical Kingdom will be at the Caulfield Racecourse, from the 21st of November to the 23rd of December. The event will include: • A magical Christmas walk-through wonderland • Snowland with the all new Snow Castle • A free gift, when you meet…

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Michael Flatley presents “Lord of the Dance- Dangerous Games.” ~ Guest Review ?>

Michael Flatley presents “Lord of the Dance- Dangerous Games.” ~ Guest Review

I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of Michael Flatley’s newest production; Lord of the Dance-Dangerous Games, however unfortunately I was unable to attend. I passed the tickets along to my friend Aidan, who was very excited to take his mum along last night. Aidan has kindly provided the following review of the show for us~ “This show is brilliant! It’s a perfect mix of dance, music and song. There really is something for everyone. Our favourite parts…

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Pieces of Me. {R U OK?} ?>

Pieces of Me. {R U OK?}

R U OK? I mean really? Are you OK? Because even if you think that you should be OK, even if life is just how it should be, even if you are so damned determined to be OK, even if every single day you get up and fight like Hell to be OK, you can say no. You can tell someone, anyone, that you are not OK, that despite your very best efforts, you need help. I am not OK….

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Dear Kinder Mums… ?>

Dear Kinder Mums…

Dear kinder mums, It’s not you, it’s me. Well it might be a little bit you. You see, I know I’m not easy to get to know. I’m sure I come across flakey and distant. Even when we find ourselves in situations where you can’t avoid smiling politely and attempting small talk; my attention is never with you 100%. I am always strung so tightly, scanning the environment for triggers, on high alert for the next crisis. The few times…

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Dyson. A Love Story. {v6absolute review} ?>

Dyson. A Love Story. {v6absolute review}

Confession- I am a bit of a Dyson fangirl. A few years ago I finally bought my very own, the cordless handstick model DC45 Animal. It was love at first sight. Seriously, the handstick vac is the lazy cleaners best friend. No cord, no lugging around a heavy machine, just zoom zoom done. When I was offered the opportunity to review the brand spanking new Dyson model v6absolute, I jumped at the chance. However, secretly I wondered how it could compete…

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All By Myself.

This post is for the Blog Exchange “Blog like nobody’s reading” prompt. Nine weeks ago I broke my foot. Which is pretty crappy in itself. The worst part though? It’s made me realise how alone I am. That I literally have no one I can ask for help. Of course my husband is fantastic, but he works long hours. My mother-in-law has been wonderful, driving me to appointments when she can, but she works also. So that’s it. For nine weeks I’ve…

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We need the men. ?>

We need the men.

  Walking home from childcare today in my moonboot, a construction worker asks what I did to my foot. I told him it was broken; “Ha! Bloody boyfriends ay! He knock you down? Hahahahaha!” Because domestic violence is hilarious, apparently. I wanted to follow this with a hard hitting fact about how many women have been murdered by a partner/ex-partner this year. Turns out it is difficult to get an exact up to date figure, since on average two woman…

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Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream {Giveaway} ?>

Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream {Giveaway}

I have such fond memories of going to watch Disney On Ice when I was a child. So much beauty and magic, I wanted to grow up to be an ice dancer just like all of the characters in the show. Unfortunately for me I have the coordination of an elephant in high heels, and can’t even manage roller skates, let alone ice skates. However you can imagine how excited I was to be offered tickets to go and see…

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That one time my husband was right… {Identity Watch giveaway} ?>

That one time my husband was right… {Identity Watch giveaway}

(This post was brought to you in collaboration with Identity Watch. Keep reading for a fantastic giveaway at the end, and also about how I was kind of, maybe, possibly wrong. Once.) My husband Rohan will readily admit that he would be quite happy living in the 80’s, before technology took over. When I met him in 2009, he was still going in to the post office to pay bills! I kid you not. To this day he still doesn’t…

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