Self Care Saturday

Self Care on Sunday 10: Unsubscribe!

After last weekend’s e-switchoff, I got home on Monday night to the inbox from hell. OK, most of it is about the kids, that’s true. Teachers’ emails, class mums’ emails, sporting team emails, music teacher emails, kids social lives’ emails. Everything in their life seems to be funnelled through me and my brain’s exploding just […]

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Self Care Saturday 9: If You Need Me, Send A Pigeon

But written on Friday and scheduled because I am off for the weekend, and it’s going to be totally tech-free. Emails have been harassing me all week, I work hard to get them under control and then the buggers all come bounding back, flooding my intray and giving me the heebie jeebies. Next week some […]

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Self Care Saturday 8: A Weepy Farewell To Cipramil

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It’s been a bit of a weepy week here at Casa Catastrophe, but I’m not unhappy about it. Nor unhappy at all really. Some things are worth a wee weep, and a few of those things happened, as they will do in life. The emotion comes, the tears come, the emotion passes and the tear […]

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Self-Care on Saturday 7: Leaving The Laptop Behind

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Well, it’s been a mixed up week of transitions and comings and goings. Bethany au pair flew off to New Zealand, then a few hours later our Intn’l Man of Mystery flew in from Kurdistan. It’s a sharp and hilarious contrast to go from living with a lively and lovely 24 year old American to […]

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Self Care Saturday 6: I Can’t Believe I’ve Bloody Well Done It Again!!

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Jeezus, I am laughing at myself. But so bloody knackered that I could shed a tear too. It’s so bloomin’ typical of me. Look after myself, do lovely things… but do TOO MANY OF THEM. Packing too much in, doing too much, taking on too much…… is so very much part of my make up, […]

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Self Care Saturday 5: The ‘Don’t Panic’ Edition

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Because I did panic this week. Which wasn’t the way it was supposed to be. The children all went off to school joyfully, into Years 10, 8 and 1 respectively. The house was deadly quiet but the piles of things to do were deadly high. I sat down at my desk and looked at the […]

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Self Care Saturday 4: The Australia Day Edition

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Mates, Aussies, Countrymen, put down your beers. Lets us concentrate for a moment on thinking how the week has been and how we have taken care of ourselves. Frankly, it’s been an up and down week here at Casa Catastrophe for myself, the four boisterous bairns and our long suffering au pair, Bethany. There’s been […]

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Self Care Saturday 3: Dividing To Conquer And My Birthday

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Whew! That was a busy two weeks.  We’ve been up and down between Sydney and Jervis Bay like wee rockets. With some careful planning, and the assistance of the lovely Bethany our au pair, I did a bit of dividing and conquering the kids which worked really well. Whew again!

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Self-Care Saturday 2: Candles and Flowers For Me {From Me}

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Sadly, none of these lovely things are gifted to me as love tokens by my husband.

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Self-Care Saturday 1: What Have You Done To Look After Yourself This Week?

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A photo of the bright green sea weed we swam over at Mona Vale this morning. Gorgeous! I have a notion for a regular post called Self Care Saturday. A wee record of what I’ve done to look after myself during the week. I’d love you to list a few things you did this week […]

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