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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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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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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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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100 blogs I love to read (and you might love too!)

December 4, 2021

While so many abandoned blogging for the simplicity of social media, a heap of people are still committed to this self-defined, flexible and algorithm-free form of journalling. In fact, it looks to me like there’s a resurgence of blogging as people seek out alternatives to being at the mercy of the social media bully boys. And why wouldn’t they? Social media is super convenient and lots of fun, but it’s also governed by a gang of democracy-crushing, money-hoarding, self-obsessed narcissists.…

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The Food We Read …

November 24, 2021

Is one of your favourite things about reading fiction to do with the food described in books? If so, then you are A LOT like me. I’ve written a little bit about this on Hungry Hungry Pippo, in case you’d like to take a look and share your favourite fictional food … Pop over here if that sounds like your cup of tea! x pip PS: There’s lots more snacky stuff at Hungry Hungry Pippo.…

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