A bit heartbroken

Ella tried out for soccer this year and didn’t get into the team she wanted to get into.  She’s played in Division 2 for...

Wardrobe malfunction

All this First Crappy Draft editing has got me looking at other areas of my life that could do with a bit of a...

Stuck in traffic

Someone I know is stuck in traffic, so to speak, for the next few weeks and so in order to help the time pass...

Good champagne

This afternoon my dear friend Vanessa came over for a cup of coffee and a catch-up, and somewhere in there we talked about my...

Here we go again

I sincerely, honestly thought I’d have my book – the one with the working title of ‘Plan C’ – done and dusted by now. ...

De-facebooking

Earlier this week I started thinking again about cancelling my facebook account.  I do this on a regular basis, like thinking about getting a...

Pancakes my way

Years of making pancakes on a Sunday morning for the pancake-loving second daughter in my life has taught me a couple of things.  First,...

Are we back here again

We were playing a board game (Balderdash) with the kids the other night and Ella asked ‘what does procrastinate mean? ‘Procrastinate means putting off doing something...

stuff & nothin’

My friend Karen B is the personfication of your collective frustration at my lack of blogging… she berates me, with the cheekiest laugh, every...

Training Daze

You’ve probably heard that old nugget “having a dog is really good training for having a baby”.  Having now had both, I think I...

Piccolo Puppies

My friend Kate came around today to meet the puppies and request more photos of the puppies on the blog, please.  Oh, okay then....

Wallis

I heard this quote for the first time the other day; Madonna has just directed a film called W.E. (stands for Wallis Edward) about...

Giddy-Up

Dear Trish’s Conscience, It has come to my attention that you are ignoring the very clear signals I have been sending in the hopes...

Unpalatable

When I was a kid I went for a sleep-over at somebody else’s house and for dinner that night was served something that I...

The cool kids

Tomorrow morning I’m taking the girls to the snow for a couple of days of fun and frivolity and no broken bones thank you...

Basics

I’ve got about three versions of this recipe in my enormous recipe file, but until now I have never actually got around to making...

A room of my own

Tracey just asked the most interesting question on her blog and my response was going to be far too long to put in a comment,...

Guns for shows, knives for pro

Several weeks ago my good friend Clare taught me to debone a chicken, and the most important thing I learned during that lesson is...

Long wait and snap decisions

We’ve been waiting on some information that we were told would come twelve hours ago.  We don’t mind waiting, if we know exactly how...

Basics

There’s a butcher who comes to the Farmers’ Markets only a few times a year, and he sells the most incredible beef.  I try to stock...