Nice Life Reminders Pip-Life

Kindness …

August 7, 2022
tea cosy by pip Lincolne

Maybe you know that my boys’ dad died in June? His memorial was in July and I can’t tell you how much it meant to have a bunch of friends and family turn up to support us at such a hard time. Everyone was so kind and thoughtfully checked in one-by-one … and it had felt like such an age since we’d had a chance to be around a big group of people linked by a common thread. When I…

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Nice Life Reminders Pip-Life

Sludge & Sparkle

July 14, 2022

Today, I was at the local grocery shop checkout. It’s at the back of the store and is used by people who park in the adjacent rear carpark, beyond the wonky automatic door. I was feeling a bit shit, to be honest, after the loss of another close family member this week. I had a bottle of Ribena, a small container of freshly squeezed orange juice and a four-pack of Limonata on the counter. I was the only person waiting…

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Pip-Life This Week

This Week: 002

June 23, 2022
Kate Bush arms outstretched over bunches of daffodils. Image is black and white.

Hallo pal! Hi! It’s been pretty weird in these here parts. Exhausting and stressful, to be honest. The boys’ dad – my former partner – Cameron died as a result of Motor Neurone Disease earlier this month, a bit over a year after he was first diagnosed. He’d been unwell for quite some time. Naturally it’s been a confusing and sad time for us all, but especially for the boys. I don’t even know what to say about it, to…

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Eat Pip-Life

A bunch of low-cost dinner ideas to help with this nutso cost of living palaver

June 9, 2022

Everything is poxily expensive but we can still eat delicious things, pals! Because I am a nerd I thought it would be a good idea to bundle up a bunch of ideas for a week’s worth of eats. This is a generous amount of food, with lots of leftovers so you can probably skip a recipe or two and still have a fridge full of excellent and nourishing things.  I know that for some people these ideas will still likely…

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Pip-Life This Week

This Week 001

May 20, 2022

What better way to dive back into more regular blogging than to start a new series?! The days are so long and short of late, it might feel good to pause and make a wee list of where things are at? Here I go … Life and loss It’s been a week of emotional turmoil as the reality of different approaches to grief plays out in our family. Cam (my boys’ dad) has advanced Motor Neurone Disease so the boys…

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Everyday Life Pip-Life

I’m back! (I think!)

May 15, 2022
a dark green finger-knitted scarf forming the word 'YAY'. There is a yellow pompom at each end of the scarf.

Not going to lie, I’ve been feeling a little bit EXTRA-lost over the past year or so. Perhaps you had guessed that due to my uncharacteristically long absence here? Perhaps you have been way too busy with your own challenges? Either is ok, of course. I suppose the combination of work/job drama, the loss of my Nan, health challenges, moving interstate, family drama, moving interstate again (and all the confusion/exhaustion that brought) and all the things the pandemic brought has…

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Nice Life Reminders Pip-Life Taking Stock

Taking Stock: December

December 18, 2021

Oh my goodness we moved again. We somehow managed to move from Tasmania back to Melbourne in a jumble of logistics and false starts and sleepless nights. Now we are back. Back in a whole different world where COVID is all around and most things are a short drive away. It’s been an adjustment! We arrived on Tuesday and have been getting used to the busyness of a city and suburban life, swarming carparks, flat terrain and fewer trees and…

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