Driving home for Christmas

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…oh wait…we can’t.  I’m sure there are many of you who have had Christmas plans shattered as the news last week told us that we could no longer spend Christmas elsewhere.  It came as a bit of a blow to us as I was hoping my parents could see Awena as they have basically missed […]


Deck the halls

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If you’re anything like me when your kid brings home a delightful hand-crafted decoration from school, you’ll do the classic “that’s lovely dear, tell me all about how you made it”, but secretly be thinking “do we really have to put that on the tree?!”  Hopefully, you’re not like me and you embrace the beautiful, […]


That’s what little girls are made of

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I love having a little girl.  There is something about the mother and daughter bond which is just so special.  I’m not a ‘girly girl’ and so I think I would have been quite happy with a little boy too, but having had a girl I am certainly enjoying (but also learning how to) embrace […]