31 random observations

split ends are the most noticable when bored on a conference call Jay’s surliness is proportionate to the amount of lapsed time since his last meal one’s cheerful demeanour is directly related to the number of stupid questions one gets asked during the day cheese = happiness Saturday winter afternoons are best spent internesting (nestling inContinue reading “31 random observations”

thirty six trips around the sun

Today is my last as a 35 year old. While I don’t usually get philosophical about birthdays, I would like to reflect on my last rotation around the sun… This past year has seen a lot of change in my life and realisation of what changes need to be made in order to reach my/ourContinue reading “thirty six trips around the sun”

falling in love

People (friends, family, work colleagues) are always telling me that I fall in love too easily. Yes, even my husband says it quite often! I fall in love with places, books, bands, foods, friends, movies, animals, quotes, celebrities and historical figures, products, brands and companies. I fall in love with them and hold on to thatContinue reading “falling in love”

ten rules for a happy relationship

I find it a huge compliment when friends tell me that they think Jay & I have a great marriage. We’ve been together since we were kids, which is a long time to build trust and love and friendship. Which are all things that I think make a successful relationship. Not that I don’t sometimesContinue reading “ten rules for a happy relationship”

what I’ve learned from O

I have such admiration for Oprah; what she’s achieved, her compassion, her generosity and her joie de vivre. I don’t remember how or when I started watching Oprah. For as long as I remember there’s always just been Oprah….in light her final three episodes ever last week (and me shedding a tear or twenty) it gotContinue reading “what I’ve learned from O”

with equal intensity

“I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth’s follies–thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us.” -D.H. Lawrence I think at one time or another, we are all guilty of assuming that other people feel the same way about things we care about, withContinue reading “with equal intensity”

things i wish i didn’t do now that i’m a grown up

source Remember when you were a kid and you’d say “when I’m a grown up I’m going to….” or “when I’m a grown up I’m so not going to…” Well, I often remember these and quite often I find myself doing exactly what I thought I wouldn’t! source embarrassing myself in public. When you’re aContinue reading “things i wish i didn’t do now that i’m a grown up”


Attraversiamo. It’s Italian for Cross Over. I’ve mentioned my best friend Gracie and her penchant for self-discovery previously on my blog. She recently emailed me some inspirational thoughts that I’m pretty sure she took away from her last self-actualisation course. This was one of them; “We can’t bring 2010 back, or the year before that. Continue reading “attraversiamo”