To object: to offer a reason or argument in opposition. I deal with objection a lot in the form of my feisty nine year old who 'objects' to at least half of what I say on a daily basis. I'm learning to see that this isn't [always] a bad thing. As with many of my daughter's seemingly… Continue reading I object!
I no longer wistfully long for the life I once wanted, the life I dreamed I might grow into. I have it. I'm living my childhood dream. I'm a mama to children who are happy, healthy and fully engaged in everything life throws at them. I'm married to my very own 'tall dark and handsome', who also happens… Continue reading No longer longing
To divide is the opposite of to multiply. Yep, got that. But divide is so much more than that... Divide is that black mark on my childhood bedroom wall where my math text book was slammed from across the room at my desk. Frustrated much? Yeah. Statistics not my strength. Divide is watching my children be… Continue reading Mathematically challenged
Daily Prompt: The Mirror Crack’d You wake up one morning to a world without mirrors. How does your life — from your everyday routines to your perception of yourself — change? How would my routines and perception of myself change without mirrors? Routines - well they probably wouldn't change really. I blow dry my hair… Continue reading MIRROR MIRROR
Daily Prompt: What’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received? If you can’t think of any — when’s the last time someone paid you a compliment you didn’t actually deserve? The first things that came to mind on reading this prompt were a couple of compliments paid to me over the years which… Continue reading OH THOSE ELDERLY PEOPLE!
Daily Prompt: Congrats — you've been handed a robot whose sole job is to relieve you of one chore, job, or responsibility you particularly hate. What is it? Oh this is just too easy. I'm going to keep this robot plenty busy. Washing. Yep, Laundry. The sorting, stain removing, soaking, washing, hanging, re-sorting, and folding of the 2-3 loads… Continue reading YOU, ROBOT, WASH!
Daily Prompt: If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time? Well this is a prompt I can really relate to. In fact it is an ongoing discussion between my husband and I right now. To set the scene,… Continue reading Work? Optional!
Daily prompt: Breaking the Ice There are so many causes that I believe in. But it is impossible to support them all. Basically, I want the world to be a better place. I want more of the world, actually I want all of the world, to experience the sort of life that I have. A world where… Continue reading CHANGE THE WORLD
Daily prompt: Tunnel VisionI'm going to build a secret tunnel to take me to heaven. Just for a visit, I'm not ready for it to be my time yet. I want to see my kids grow and be a grandmother, I want to mature with my husband and enjoy retirement with him. But in the meantime my… Continue reading TUNNEL VISION
Daily prompt: Off the shelf Really? You're only giving me enough time to re-read one book? That is just mean. If you can find time for me to re-read one book, you have magic powers, I want more (time that is!). Ok, I jest. I did take a look at my bookshelf before writing this… Continue reading SO MANY BOOKS SO LITTLE TIME
Daily prompt: 10,000 Spoons Irony is the littlest person in the house, having the biggest bed! Seriously, look at the size of that → → → Yes our little person (with the gorgeously big personality) has a KING size bed. We put it up today after picking it up on the weekend - a generous gift. The other… Continue reading ISN’T IT IRONIC
Again she felt the tears spill, running down her cheeks matching the raindrop rivulets on the windows. She shook herself angrily, willing the tears to stop. There was no reason to be so sad, there was so much to be grateful for. That was easy to think, but everything going on in her life just seemed… Continue reading TO BE FOUND
Daily prompt: Think again I live in a town called Palmerston North in the North Island of New Zealand. I moved here 18 months ago when I got married - I surely relocated for love because Palmerston North was definitely not a place that I ever wanted to live in. Again. I lived here as a University… Continue reading THINK AGAIN
Daily prompt: Missing Sequels One of my favourite movies is Breakfast At Tiffany's. I never bore of it. Surely most people have seen it - or at least seen the iconic pictures of the stunning Audrey Hepburn. Simply put, Breakfast at Tiffany's is a love story. I would very much like to see how Holly, Paul and Cat… Continue reading LUNCH AT TIFFANY’S?
Daily prompt: Unlikely pairing I can remember the first time I saw someone eating this. It grossed me out. Yep, I thought it was just plain weird. So I do understand if you feel the same. But I also recommend that you try this tasty combination a flat-mate introduced me to many moons ago. Toast with… Continue reading IT’S WEIRD … BUT I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE!
Daily prompt: 190 Days Later If I could have looked forward to this day on January 21 and predicted how life would be, would I have been right? I'm going to go with 'no'. I'm guessing that now my life is going better than I would have thought possible back in January. Let's recap. Eight days before… Continue reading ROLLER COASTER!
Daily prompt: Back to life It's funny to me that this prompt treats a flight/drive in the same way as a grueling week at work/exam period. To me, they are worlds apart. A long flight or drive, especially alone is like my idea of awesome ... the hard week at work or exams not so… Continue reading IN MY OWN HEAD
Daily prompt: Age-Old Questions I wrote about age in a recent post. It was a nice segue from childhood dreams to the same age-old question that of today. Is age just a number? Should we care? What I came up with in that post was: "I'm not sure that at the grand old age of 36 I… Continue reading NUMBERS OR SEASONS?
Daily writing prompt: Adult Visions I grew up knowing some things about my future. I was told/heard them often enough. "Oh Abbie, she's a good girl. She's so bright. She'll go to university." I mean I was your typical oldest child - reliable and conscientious. God blessed me with a good brain and I liked… Continue reading HOLDING TO MY CHILDLIKE PERSPECTIVE
Daily prompt: Roaring laughter That week before final exams Eva could taste the hope. They all could. They'd been working towards this for so long - the proximity of their freedom was tantalising. The rising temperatures of early summer increased the mostly jovial atmosphere of 2012's graduating class. The laughter was rampant as the close-knit group bodily crisscrossed themselves, head to… Continue reading CLOUDY LAUGH
Daily prompt: Generous Genie I'm a genie, newly liberated from the confines of my bottle. My three wishes, free to anyone I favour. How do I choose? Conundrum or child's play? If it were me, I would need only one wish. To bring back my mum. But what are the implications of that? The price of… Continue reading REAL AND TRUE
Daily prompt: Strike a Chord Do I play an instrument? No. Well actually yes. I remember my high school music teacher telling us that 'voice' is most definitely an instrument. So yes, yes I do play an instrument. I sing. All the time. Loudly. Passionately. Badly. NO! Hang on, I should be on Idol - I'm… Continue reading SONGBIRD
Daily prompt: Wrong Turns It could be said that getting lost is going astray. Not knowing your way. Personally I have the worst sense of direction in the world. Heck, I once broke a compass just by picking it up! You can point me to North and I'll tell you it's West. You can give me a… Continue reading IT’S AN ADVENTURE
Daily prompt: Back of the Queue For as long as I can remember I have wanted to write. But I've been afraid. A part of me hopes I have some ability, part of me doesn't care, I just love to put words on a page. These last few months blogging are the start of what has been… Continue reading WRITE AWAY
Daily prompt: Picky Tongues Cheese covered savoury scones for a lazy Sunday lunch after church... Bowls of salty popcorn, snuggled into the sofa watching movies to ward off a wintry evening... King size blocks of creamy sweet Milky Bar Chocolate devoured to resolve the roughest of days... A spicy curry in a 'cheap and cheerful' restaurant with friends, conversation and… Continue reading FOOD, SO MUCH MORE THAN FLAVOUR