How to know when people are using you and what to do about it

There’s a running joke in our house about people that we’ve helped when they needed us and how they suddenly lost our number when they had what they needed.  The colleague who didn’t have a cent to her name, who’s rent we paid in advance because she didn’t have a place to live after 3…… Continue reading How to know when people are using you and what to do about it

What NOT to do when you’re Mad at your SO

Having a SO is great most times. Having someone to rub Vicks Vaporub on your back when you’re sick with the flu is awesome. Having someone who will cook and make sure you eat something in a hectic day is wonderful. Knowing there’s someone to talk to at the end of a shitty day is…… Continue reading What NOT to do when you’re Mad at your SO

An Update on Our Vow Renewal Ceremony

Nothing to see here…keep moving! The Wedding Planner Seriously! South African wedding planners are the WORST! Since my last post, I’d contacted at least a dozen via their websites. ONE got back to me – I didn’t respond because it was clear she hadn’t even bothered reading my message (she asked me about my fiance…… Continue reading An Update on Our Vow Renewal Ceremony

How to parent so your kid doesn’t hate you

I learned something new the other day. Helicopter parenting is a real thing. The opposite of helicopter parenting is apparently fly by parenting. Now you know what I know. If, like me, you didn’t  know what the heck that meant, let me enlighten you: A helicopter parent (also called a cosseting parent or simply a…… Continue reading How to parent so your kid doesn’t hate you

How to keep romance alive over 40

I am uniquely unqualified to write about relationships. I’ve only ever had two serious relationships, and I married the second guy.  A few days ago we celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary with our 10 year old. We’ve had our ups and downs, battled through some crazy odds, and still we’re working it out. It doesn’t…… Continue reading How to keep romance alive over 40

Attitudes towards ageing from all over the world

I generally don’t because…I just don’t ok? As mentioned before I really didn’t think about ageing because I wasn’t convinced I was going to get old. So now, as I look up ( and down, *blush) and see the silvery strands on my head, and the laugh lines around my mouth and the frown lines…… Continue reading Attitudes towards ageing from all over the world