You are not above Covid-19.

You think Covid-19 is a joke? It’s not. How do I know? We’re living through it in our own home right now. My darling husband tested positive this week, after a routine swab test. He’s been on the front-line this entire pandemic traveling to the hospital build he’s overseeing in Swaziland (which was deemed essential),…

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When your child loves the camera

Sophie has always, always loved the limelight. Maybe it’s just her personality or a second-child thing – she’s never one to be outdone by anyone. When the camera (or phone comes out), so does this little sassy persona (kinda like Sasha Fierce). We chatted to her about modelling last year after doing some shoots for…

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An evolving diagnosis

We always said we’d let Oli settle into his new environment (read about his move to a remedial school here) before reassessing his diagnosis. Moving Oli to the school he’s in now has been the best thing for him. He was placed with the most perfect teacher for him with the most incredible group of…

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Let them read!

Reading during our time in lockdown has been one of our biggest joys. Usually we would have weekly readers and library books coming home with Oli but, for obvious reasons, we’ve resorted to picking our own ‘readers’ for him. Thank goodness we have books in abundance. Soph, not one to be left behind, ‘reads’ to…

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So this is five!

My sweet Soph, Wow, that year went fast! Just the other day we were celebrating you turning four with a Tutti Fruitti party and this year it’s entirely different. We’ve been holed up at home for going on three weeks now, since the first Presidential address, bar a couple of walks to the park at…

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How to clean your house – and stay sane while doing it!

If you’re not used to cleaning your home yourself, daily, the prospect can be completely overwhelming. Those who are blessed to have help around the house are probably ready to have a minor freak out round about now. I do all the cleaning at home, besides for the ironing. It’s my nemesis. But after all…

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Musical Beds

If you’ve followed me forever and a day, you might remember this post, so I thought I’d do a little update on our sleeping situation at home – with the kids aged now 7 and 4 ½. No surprise with the heading of this blog post, it’s musical beds in our home, except even when the…

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A new school, a new start.

So many of you beautiful people have sent me messages and DMs wishing our Oli a good first day at his new school, and in his new Grade so I just wanted to do a little update for all those asking. His anxiety, and mine, have been at an all-time high with yet another school…

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Oli’s diagnosis

I thought it much easier to write this all down here than DM everyone, or send any more lengthy voice notes! You may already know by now that Oli has been feeling a lot of anxiety at school – but we’ve uncovered why he’s been feeling this anxiety now. At the end of last year…

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