Gifts and shopping

The intentional life we’ve chosen, one of increasing minimalism means that Christmas can bring some anxiety. At least for me, I’m nervous to see what presents Ripley is given and how it will impact our lives. People are so thoughtful and well-meaning, but already Ripley has more toys than he can use and I’m conscious…

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Our first weekend in Geelong

We got home this morning from our first weekend at our new home in Geelong. The word home is so odd in this situation where we currently have two homes. Our home for the past three years has been bittersweet. At one stage my friend Nancy actually wanted to get a priest to bless our…

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Jealousy

I’m having a difficult time at the moment processing my feelings about the way Ripley came into the world. I keep thinking that it’s in the past and I should be over it, but every time someone I know has a baby, I slip back into those moments. I feel so robbed of that magic experience…

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When change is a good thing

So I can finally share some very big news that most of our friends and all of our family now know… we are moving to Geelong. We have been talking about making a move to a regional town for a number of years but our jobs had always been based in or near the city…

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Why I’m letting go of Fast Fashion

I’ve always been interested in purchasing second-hand clothes and so while Fast Fashion hasn’t been a massive issue for me personally, I am very conscious of it. Fast fashion is a contemporary term used by fashion retailers to express that designs move from catwalk quickly in order to capture current fashion trends. Fast fashion clothing collections…

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