Audacity

Audacity

My toddler and I pop over to my sister’s house to see if her cousin wants to play. He is, but he’s in a weird mood, as it goes with toddlers, and so we mope around the garden for a minute before my daughter decides to invite herself inside the house. I say to her, “Cousin doesn’t want to play today. Do you want to go home and see what daddy’s doing?”

“No!” She protests, pointing at Aunty’s house. “In?!”

So we invite ourselves in and that’s not too bad because we often visit each other, but I cringe inwardly as my daughter takes my hand and drags me to the kitchen, saying, “Bowl! Bowl!” Read more

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Four Simple Ways to be as Happy as King Julian

Four Simple Ways to be as Happy as King Julian

I noticed something in traffic this morning, as my car crept past the faces staring ahead in the oncoming lane: so many somber faces; grumpy faces; some near-homicidal faces. Read more

The Cookie Jar

The Cookie Jar

I stopped en route to work this week and popped into Mugg n Bean for a cappacino. It was one of those mornings… I’d had a bad night with the baby, and I was feeling a little fragile. I needed a big cappacino, a BIG one. At the counter, they had a row of cookie jars filled with American-style cookies. Mmm. Let’s make that a BIG cappacino and a choc-chip cookie. Read more