Monday, April 18, 2011

Just like you

With the all turbulance we are experiencing at home lately, it has forced me to reflect on my own teenage years. There were insecurities, tears, tantrums and feelings of angst.  I had a lovely dinner with a friend and her gorgeous little family at Boho in Adelaide on Wednesday night.  We were laughing and chatting about the perils of being a teen and how complex it can feel.  We were a foursome, her and I along with two girls that were sisters. We made up silly songs, had completely distasteful nicknames for people and shared so much.

Then disaster struck....we had a fight, we weren't talking, there was no more laughter only tears, mean words and diary entries with hopeless and helpless themes.  We continued on through senior high school but we had drifted apart. I remember feeling such a heavy loss, but little did I know she also felt the same.

Many years have passed and we are in contact regularly and I adore her. I have celebrated her engagement, pregnancy, the birth of her son and funnily enough it wasn't until dinner last week that we talked about that time! She said she also felt loss but didn't know how to fix it. So when I came across the open book project, I thought it was fantastic for today's teens to be able to know that yep, we were just like you once.
I wonder where my diary from that time ended up?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Home -Bless this nest

To say this week has been fraught with emotion, would be the understatement of the year.  When I was growing up I thought being a teenager was one of the most awful times. Turns out I was wrong....being the parent of a teen is! We have been in struggle city this week. There has been a missing child, meetings with teachers, tears, tantrums, anger and awkward silences.  The key to getting through I have found is rising above it all and holding onto the thought that it can't last forever....GULP! Has anyone got a tissue?

Friday, April 1, 2011

F is for.........

Just because it's Friday and it really is one of my favourite days of the week. It has a cool name, for a lot of peeps it brings excitement as it is the dawn of the weekend and usually it is date night for my love and I. It got me thinking.......
What other things starting with F get my heart swooning?
This is my list......
  • Fathers - who doesn't love em? In all their bad timing and inappropriate, cringey humour!
  • Friends - these guys are awesome, not the Facebook variety, the actual ones.
  • Fresh coffee - needs no explanation.
  • Friands - mmm blueberry& lemon, raspberry & white chocolate, the list goes on.
  • Frankie Magazine - my love gifts me with a subscription every year and I love it.
  • Fresh sheets - in all their crisp sunshiney goodness.
  • Furry friends - my two cats (had to squeeze them in somewhere!)
  • Finders Keepers - fantastic market experience 2011
What makes your letter F list?

Is that Pip?

The first thing on Sunday morning we arrived at Finders Keepers and guess who we saw? OMG Yes it was  her, in the flesh, in stereo and in all her coolness....It was none other than the divine Pip Lincolne herself!  So lovely to meet Pip and say hi to Cam and experience the Finders Keepers all at once. I needed a cup of tea and a lie down after that!  However I did push on and discovered so many awesome stalls such as hand printed fabric, bags, softies, jewellery and so much more.  This one was one of my favourites on the day. These chicks  plus one husband made the whole adventure so much fun. Great shopping, clever peeps galore, super entertainment and even better company......What more could a girl want?