Misc writings

  • A photo of a sausage dog shaded red dapple dog, with one blue eye, one brown eye.

    Two Years of Toby!

    Two years! Can you believe it?! Around this day 2 years ago, Craig and I went for a drive to a park in the Glass House Mountains, to meet a lady about a dog. We stood in the parking lot marveling at this teeny tiny puppy and decided yep, he’s my boy.  If you’ve been following me for A LONG time, you’d know all about Mr Frodo and how much he meant to me. How heartbroken I was when he passed. Then after some time, how much I wanted a dog. I even wrote a post “When all you want in life is a dog“. I’d been waiting a while,…

  • Everyday,  Personal

    Life Lately

    Stealing this idea from Louise of Polka Spots and Freckle Dots and doing a ‘Life Lately’ post. Visiting I traveled down to Sydney in April to visit family. It marked 2 years since my Sister and Mother passed. It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 years. It was amazing to see family and get to spend time with my Dad. I was only there a short time, but it was good for my soul. Feeling Sick! Ugh, I thought I was just having a bad reaction to the Ozempic I started taking for my diabetes, but turns out I have gastro 🙁 It’s been hell. My mental health has been…

  • Everyday,  Personal

    Happy New Year! Life Update!

    So, no surprise, but I’ve neglected this here little portion of the interweb. I honestly feel blogging is dead and no one really reads these things anymore. Then again, part of me wants to get back into it, if just for me. Find the joy in creating and writing again. Firstly though, I thought i’d do a bit of a life update. My life has changed so much in the past year. Obviously, from my previous post, you know about the major loss of my Sister and Mother. The Move For those who don’t know, I made the move from Melbourne to Queensland over a year ago now. Nothing was…

  • A day at the beach
    Everyday,  Personal

    A day the beach.

    March 2019 Hi, my name is Natalie and I don’t like sand.  It’s coarse, and rough, and irritating, and it gets everywhere. (Please, if you got that reference, leave a comment!). I’ve always been a water lover. I grew up with a pool, I would spend hours in it. I love baths. The beach, however, its a bit of a love/hate relationship. I love getting in the water, feeling it wash over me, but as I mentioned, sand. The beach is my BFF Kays happy place. It’s where she goes to unwind and relax. She was headed out one day and asked if I wanted to tag along. Obviously, as…

  • Everyday,  Hair & Beauty,  Personal

    Life, or something like it.

    Life, it’s pretty crazy at the moment, right? Covid-19 has changed everyone’s lives. I’m lucky that it hasn’t affected my life as much as many others. My disability means i’m home most of the time, I’ve had to cancel a few trips, but otherwise, life is almost the same. I miss my parents, I wish I could go visit them. I miss my family, a few close family members are ill and I just wish I could hug them. Being so far away from family has been hard. When M passed, I chose not to move back to Sydney. I couldn’t lose everything at once, but now I wonder if…