Being Stretched … Thoughts on Fizzers

I’ve been thinking about Fizzers. See those pink sweeties? That’s them. Fizzers are weird. If you try eat them when they are cold, they are so brittle, they snap and will do their best to take a tooth-or-two with as they break. This is what you get if you bend a cold one. (Bending /Continue reading “Being Stretched … Thoughts on Fizzers”

Lifehack: My first post! Woohoo!

Hello friends, How are you all today? It’s voting day here in SA, the weather is fine and my first post is up on Lifehack. You can find it here: 10 Reasons Waiting is Good For You. If you’re a regular visitor to Doodles, you’ll know that this is a recurring theme in my lifeContinue reading “Lifehack: My first post! Woohoo!”

Cover Reveal … Finding Mia

I clearly remember meeting my Hayley for the first time. Labor took 4,5 hours (short compared to most), a few pushes and some tugging. Then they handed me this squishy bundle of wrinkled skin – pale, blueish and not too charmed at facing the big world. I was smitten. To me, there’d never been anythingContinue reading “Cover Reveal … Finding Mia”

2014: Syncing and Downloading

I’ve had this post regarding new years resolutions brewing for weeks now and I thought it would be best to get it out before January is over. Good plan, yes?┬áDid you make any? How is that working out for you? I don’t do resolutions for the simple reason it’s like drawing a line in theContinue reading “2014: Syncing and Downloading”

265 in… 100 to go

My diary informs me that today is the 265th day of 2013. There are 100 days until another year bites the dust. Its enough to make my head split in half. I’ve been scarce here, I know. I do poke my nose in to check up on you every so often. Quietly, like a mouse.Continue reading “265 in… 100 to go”

Pulling weeds

We had to let our gardener go. We just couldn’t afford him – he kept breaking things. Like the lawnmower and the edge cutter. And the mower’s power cable. And more rakes than I have fingers… Need I go on? The point is – this weekend found me in the garden, up to my elbowsContinue reading “Pulling weeds”

Pop the waterbed! Do it!

  This post is really about passion. In fact, it’s not even my post, but it was so profound I got goosebumps. Serious goosebumps. So if you have every wondered what God wants you to do with you life, this post is for you. Head on over here and check it out. Let me knowContinue reading “Pop the waterbed! Do it!”

Hope!

My 5 yo was invited to a party the other day. Her little friend came up, tossed an invitation at her chest and declared, “You’re coming to my party!” Then she skipped off. At the time I laughed, but for some reason, that little exchange tickled something inside of me. I made sure my kiddoContinue reading “Hope!”

There’s an elephant in the room

This past week I revisited the first three chapters of my first novel for the sake of querying just for fun. I’ve been around the block with this one, each time they were requested, those three chapters would dust themselves off and play ambassador for the chapters waiting in the wings, hoping for their turn.Continue reading “There’s an elephant in the room”