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I want to get off the Merry-Go-Round.

When I met Mr Point Five he had already been accepted into the Police Academy for their next round of intakes. I wasn’t necessarily bothered or un-bothered about dating a police officer, (although being married to one with whom you have children is an entire other ball-game) and I didn’t really take into account much the public perception of him as a law enforcement officer. He was my boyfriend, a man with one of the best and bravest hearts I know and I knew he would do his job with the utmost of integrity. As the years have gone past and...
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The House that keeps on giving – part TWO

Guess what?? We are moving town AGAIN! Yes, this will be our 6th town/7th complete house move in just over 8 years. INSANE. Following my last blog post and a few “well placed emails” last Sunday, and after 5 weeks of suitcase living, within 48 hours we were offered 4 options for our future. One was not really a viable option and the other two involved us doing a complete house move within town, with no option to move back into our beautiful heritage home much before Easter, if at all. The fourth option, after only 12 months of living here, was...
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Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe

Normally for the kids birthdays I make a packet cake (shhhh) but for an Adult cake, I go the extra mile and actually make it from scratch.  Lets face it, the kids (well, mine) are all about the cake appearance and normally lick the icing off, leaving the cake, so its really not worth it. I have yet to see an adult do this. For those who don’t know, in my previous life (before kids) I used to manage restaurants. My last hospitality job before I met Mr Point Five was Maitre D at what was Perths best fine dining...
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Practically Perfect (with a giveaway)

I remember talking to Mr Point Five a few years ago about the pressure I felt to be a better housewife and how I constantly felt guilty about not keeping up with “the Jones'”. Who are you getting pressure from, he asked? Well, I said, I feel like I let you down that stuff doesn’t get done around the house when you are at work. I feel bad that some days all I manage to achieve is a sinkful of dishes. I worry that you think I am lazy or not as good as the other wives. So you...
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Please explain…..

When I started my blog it was just funny stories about the kids and being married. I made fun of my domestically challenged husband and shared a few intimate details regarding my marriage and how I felt in a wide variety of emotions. My friends were my only audience and then it grew. Gradually I introduced what Mr Point Five did for a living (whilst still pulling the piss) which was OK, as all our friends already knew and loved him, and the rest of you lot didn’t know him personally so he wasn’t impacted personally or professionally by what...
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Review of the Dyson V6 Absolute

I have a confession to make; I recently posted on facebook that in the search for the perfect dog one of the requirements was that it would be of a non-shedding variety. I cited this reason as to me having allergies. Now I DO have severe allergies, that part is true, but I have been tested twice and I am not in any way, shape or form allergic to dogs. Not one jot. I listed the non-shedding as a requirement simply because I detest vacuuming and I want to do it as little as possible. You see, my vacuum...
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aka Lisa

Even before we moved to our little town, people knew who I was. Or more correctly, they knew who my husband was. We had driven 7 hours with a cat and two children and were parked out the front of the wrong hotel in town (there were two to choose from, both with the word Murchison in their names and for the life of me I couldn’t remember which I had booked 6 weeks ago), peering into the window of the one which was closed. A local drove past and stopped in the main drag and said, you must be...
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Gentle Parenting – my mantra.

Did anyone else see the article in The Daily Mail slamming David and Victoria Beckham for Harper, aged 4, having a dummy? Its here if you missed it. As parents, we all cop a lot of criticism for the way we raise our children and obviously even celebrities aren’t immune to it. You see it in the media; in facebook groups; not such subtle looks from other Mums in the playground; and even worse, from friends and family. I remember being judged terribly for G Man still being in nappies well after his third birthday and Master J still having a dummy coming up to his...
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Love my Proactiv *not sponsored, just love it.

So I put this photo up on my facebook page a week or so ago with the caption: Come to Mumma #notsponsored #justloveit #fuckoffpimples Within an hour I had three messages on my page wanting to know if it actually worked and if I had any advice. So I thought instead of copying and pasting the same answer, I would do a post on it as well for any others who maybe wanted to know but were too chicken to ask. (Please bear in mind that this is only my experience with proactiv) I started proactiv at the age...
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