• The Matador

    “I love you mummy,” she whispers in the dark. Warm body curled into mine. I am the matador. She the bull. We have danced our dance. Her horns, my red cape. Swirling, skidding, almost colliding, side stepping. The chance of a goring always close. Ten […]

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  • Prinkle Karma

    “My tights are too tight,” she wails, “They’ve got prinkles!”Legs thrashing she lies on the floor. Distraught with discomfort. What are prinkles? you ask. Fucking karma, that’s what it is. Invisible fucking botherances which require an hour of smoothing and stretching and un-stretching, and taking […]

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  • Shopping when Goddess-sized

    I have just spent a happy-sad hour, drooling over my Funky Mama Clothes Pinterest boards… clicking through links on beautiful garments… and then realising it doesn’t come in my size. I hate clothes shopping. Online. Off line. Always have, always will. The whole purpose,it seems […]

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  • It’s not Perfect

    The thing with having finished a book and knowing it’s at the printers is the little worm in my ear, who keeps trying to burrow into my brain – “it’s not perfect…” he reminds me…(as if I didn’t know)  “you should have…. and you forgot […]

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  • Join the Carnival of Creative Mothers!

    You’ve been on this journey with me for a long time, dearest reader. And the birth is in sight… (so bear with me as I break into colour and different sized fonts! That’s what happens when I get over excited! The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity […]

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  • Dear Blogger…12 Reasons Why I Don’t Comment on Your Blog

    Hey there, I’ve been reading you for ages… but we’ve never met. You’ve made me laugh till the wee ran down my legs. You’ve made me cry, big bawling snotty sobs, sending me to bed with a racing head and aching heart. You’ve made me […]

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  • Mindful Nurturing: Play

    Play… sometimes we set up activities, sometimes it spontaneously evolves. Pants super heroes. Cardboard box rockets. Yesterday, here at the Pink House, we had SO much fun with our new glue gun! And using a white pen to create white on black zentangles. But for […]

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  • The Magic Breadcrumbs

    It is not that I have nothing to say that I am silent. It is that my saying is going elsewhere. I have so many drafts sitting on this blog – but none are choosing to come to life. And any that do immediately turn […]

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  • Here be business bargains – so hurry!

    A-har-there, me hearties, Paptin Hook here,  (as my littlest says), telling you that today be Talk Like a Pirate Day! Arrrr! So set your Facebook to Pirate (you can REALLY do this – scroll to the bottom and I’ll tell you how – but prepare to pee […]

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  • Kid-speak

    My brother called cucumber “bocum” when he was two. He has just turned 20 and the whole family still calls it bocum! This post is a celebration of kid-speak. Those precious words, you know, the ones your child makes up, or muddles up, that bring […]

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