‘Coz I’m free…

There’s nothing like being out for a run on a cool evening, reaching the top of a hill and witnessing a gorgeous sunset as you make your descent down the other side.

Feeling alive...

Running Free




Breeze in your hair.

Cool air crossing your lips.

Breath moving in & out.

Blood pumping through your veins.

Feeling alive.

Beautiful sunset


And then Christine Anu’s beautiful, pure voice flows through your ears.
Please play me:

‘Coz I’m free.
xx Natalie.


A great big bundle of love.

The Poom Poom, Dindy and I went to the supermarket the other day. We piled into the Baby Jogger City Select the way we usually do – except today Dindy was up top and Poom Poom down below. Actually, I usually don’t pile myself into the pram, I pile the boys in. I just attach myself to the end in order to push!

So we bought our fresh herbs, orange juice, tissues etc. and exited the supermarket where I busily stopped and started stuffing the shopping bags into the basket in the bottom of the pram when a lady came by pushing a man in a wheel chair. She stopped at the pram and said to the man,

“Oh, look! What a big bundle of love!”

I looked up.

“Aren’t they just beautiful?” she said to me.

“Yes!” I replied.

You just have a great, big bundle of love there! A great, BIG bundle of love!”

I looked at the lady, smiling broadly and said

“I sure do!”

(Then I promptly took out my iPhone to take pictures!)

My great, big bundle of love!

Dindy Love!

Poom Poom Love!

More Poom Poom Love!

More Dindy Love!

xx Natalie.

I love you, Ditdee-Roo!

Last night was a shocker! The Poom Poom has been unable to sleep properly for the past few nights since he has been sick with a cold. And last night everything came to a head, leaving us with an extremely over tired almost-2 year old. My poor baby boy! He woke up repeatedly through the night, squealing at the top of his lungs. Needless to say we all did not get much sleep and I feel even worse for my husband who had to leave for work at 6am.

After the Poom Poom and Dindy-Roo had finally gone back to sleep (also at about 6am) I climbed back into bed myself and prayed I would get at least a couple of hours…

2 hours later I’m awoken by Ditdee’s little cries. Yes! I’ve scored an extra 2 hours of sleep and there hasn’t been a peep from Poom Poom yet…. But I’m still sooo sleepy!

And here is what I’m grateful for in all of this:

Little Ditdee and I made our way to the living room and, sleepily, I switched on the tv.
“Do you want to watch Bubble Guppies?” I asked.
Ditdee smiled sweetly. I thought maybe if he was happy watching the Bubble Guppies that I could collapse on my comfy couch and rest my eyes a little longer. I put him in his jumperoo, turned him towards the tv and set myself up on the couch. I didn’t actually fall asleep (always have trouble sleeping during the day, once I am too awake) but I did manage to just relax for about 40 minutes until I heard Poom Poom call out to me.

I’m so grateful for that 40 minutes of rest.
So grateful for the Bubble Guppies (Ditdee’s favorite. He’s just delighted by them!).
So grateful for the jumperoo to keep Ditdee safely in one place for a while.
And mostly, I’m ever so grateful for Little Ditdee who has the sweetest, most loving and contented nature. Who is happy to sit quietly and watch the Bubble Guppies while his Mummy has a rest. He fills me with love and I am so grateful for his presence in our family.

So thankyou, Ditdee, for filling my life with love.





My new favourite app: WordPress for iOS

I have just added this app to my iPhone and I am in love. I can now publish blog posts from my phone, from where ever I am, what ever I may be doing. As a Mum of two littlies under two this makes me extremely happy! I can write while feeding the baby, while feeding myself, while watching The Bubble Guppies, while folding laundry, while out for my daily walk, while doing the grocery shopping etc. etc.

Be prepared for posts on what makes my heart sing from where ever I may be as it happens! Yay!

xx Natalie.