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ONE VOICE

Earlier in the year, the kids and I were loving this song with an anti-bullying message by a young kiwi artist. It seems more relevant now that our own family is being affected by bullying so here’s the video again…

Abbie's Babble

For the last few weeks the kids and I have been loving a new song on the airwaves. I recently learned it’s by an awesome and inspiring young kiwi artist.

The lyrics, the message, and the story to get the song out there – it’s too good and too important not to share.

Here’s the link to Nakita Turner’s website but even if her story doesn’t interest you, take five and listen to her song.

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Scripted Sunday

I love words, words are everywhere. I make a point of hanging on to the words - whether from books, blogs, magazines, pins, lyrics etc - that mean something to and/or inspire me. So today is the first Scripted Sunday post where I plan to share the words that have jumped out at me through the… Continue reading Scripted Sunday

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The first Foodie Friday

When it comes to food choices, I tend to follow my gut (no pun intended!). I'm naturally drawn to healthy options ... give me sushi over McDonalds any day. I do take my role as Guardian of the Pantry for my family quite seriously as I want to raise an active and healthy family. I… Continue reading The first Foodie Friday

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Always dream, and dream new dreams

Life is unpredictable. We can't control a lot of what's happening outside, but most of us can control what's happening inside. Always have dreams to keep you going and at some point, make sure you start working towards them. My dreams have changed over the years but when I look properly, I can see I'm now… Continue reading Always dream, and dream new dreams

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A new look

Following on from my last post, I'm moving forward with a new look and a modified About page. I wanted something that more reflected me - a bit brighter and more cheerful to set the scene for my blog. I hope you like it. I'm also sitting down to do some actual blog planning. So far it's… Continue reading A new look

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TWEET TWEET

So yesterday I decided to go to 'the dark side' and explore the world that is Twitter. Up until now I've been a real Facebook kind of a girl. At the moment the Twitter-sphere look interesting and slightly (a lot!) confusing but I'm sure that in a short time I will have a new addiction.… Continue reading TWEET TWEET

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“If this is a deterioration in my brain, then more, please.”

I love this perspective on blogging from the Daily Post. The first para of Andrew Sullivan’s words in particular. When reading the second para I can’t quite relate as I do find time to read long form writing and be with my own thoughts too. Not being a writer as such, I don’t worry that I don’t write much in the way of long form myself.

The Daily Post

Blogging hasn’t been around for that long, historically speaking, but it’s already transformed the way writers seek and find their audience and become members of larger communities.

Here’s Andrew Sullivan, one of the blogosphere’s earliest — and most successful — citizens, weighing in (back in 2010) on writing, interaction, and striking a balance between different modes of expression:

I’m a writer by profession and it’s totally clear to me that since I started blogging, the amount I write has increased exponentially, my daily interactions with the views of others have never been so frequent, the diversity of voices I engage with is far higher than in the pre-Internet age — and all this has helped me become more modest as a thinker, more open to error, less fixated on what I do know, and more respectful of what I don’t. If this is a deterioration in my brain, then…

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RANDOM RANT: GAMES NOT HELPING MATHS!

"Mama is one-five-oh-oh-oh bigger than two-two-oh-oh-oh?" A seemingly random question thrown from the backseat of the car set my brain into action and I need a place to vent. So hello! What my daughter is asking is 'I've got 15,000 Kibble so can I 'buy' something that is 22,000 Kibble'. She's playing a Pet Shop game on her… Continue reading RANDOM RANT: GAMES NOT HELPING MATHS!