For some reason that I can’t quite fathom, I decided it was time to start messing around with my hair.
Initially, I thought I was just over having highlights. They take too long and stress me out. I had no intention of being anything other than blonde. And then something started to brew in my mind.
I have always been envious of people who would change their hair colour around with the blink of an eye. I have never been brave enough. I have had great fun helping people pick their new hair colours. Trying to convince them (and failing miserably) to try the colours I wish I could. But I have always – with the exception of the “pig in a wig” days when I was about 23 – been blonde.
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So, I haven’t been blogging for a while. Firstly I was super busy at work (which, strangely I really enjoyed!), and then I got sick.
For some reason, every year around this time, I get stomach issues. This year was a record though… 2 stomach bugs in 2 weeks. The first was fairly mild. The second made me take 3 days from work. However, these were totally eclipsed by food poisoning. I really wish I was joking. Somehow, even though I was hardly eating a thing, I managed to get bacterial gastroenteritis, or food poisoning. Not only that, I think it’s highly likely that I gave it to myself. This is my most shameful confession.
It has absolutely tortured me. How can someone who cooks as much and as well as I do, manage to give themselves food poisoning!? I am totally blaming the meat – chicken. It must not have been fresh or something.
Whatevs. Silver lining is that I have lost 10kg. Ok, so I had to be hospitalised and so ill I couldn’t think straight for that to happen, but I just don’t care. I am taking it as a win!
There is another silver lining. I am learning things. Continue reading
Please do yourselves a favour, and read this incredible piece by “Dirty, Naked, Happy”, HERE.
There is generally some disagreement as to whether World Autism Awareness Month is March or April, but quite frankly, I don’t care. Whatever month is is, awareness month or not, you should read this.
My 4yr old nephew is autistic. That’s all I am going to say about him really. It’s not my story to tell. But this article has given me a new found level of respect for my sister. I didn’t think it was possible to admire her anymore for the way she looks after by ‘bubbie boy’, but it is.
Being an expat, I only have stolen moments with him. It is of no surprise that for the longest time I was just a stranger in his eyes. It hurt incredibly but it’s one of the sacrifices we make when we chose to move abroad. As such, I miss out of all of the day to day things. I struggle to understand sometimes why she just doesn’t tell him to sit down and behave like a good boy. Me. Yes, me. Knowing as much as I do. Reading as much as I have. Listening to my Mum and Sister as much as I have. Loving them both with a fierceness that scares me. I still have these unconscious thoughts sneak in. I am deeply ashamed of that.
What I do not do however, is voice them. Be it to my sister, or the mother of a child having a tantrum in the middle of the grocery store. You never know peoples stories. It could well be a very poorly behaved spoilt brat, but it could equally be a child with special needs who has just become overwhelmed. It could well be an uninterested mother who doesn’t care that the child is making a holy show of both of them, it could also be a mother who has to stand quietly by.
Please take a moment to read this mothers’ blog post, and think next time you are about to admonish that mother in that store.