You’re walking, your long adult legs eating up the distance and she’s jogging alongside you
Author Archives: Tara
Controversial confessional…a feelings dump.
Worst things I have worried over: 3. That the children might trip over and impale themselves on the bamboo shoots currently growing in our backyard. 2. That I might be in pain all the time but be so used to it that I don’t notice it anymore. That the weasel which hangs out in ourContinue reading “Controversial confessional…a feelings dump.”
Content warning: Poos. Like really, so much poos. There’s a wonderland just five minutes walk from our house, a special place of reading and quiet, where the kiddie section often has a slide set up or a few ride-on toys bumping around, just because. A place with kindly people, chilled drinking water, comfy sofas, aContinue reading “Library”
Once you notice the worms you can’t un-notice them. After every rain they’re there, glistening, flesh-pink and naked, crawling with great determination towards drowning in an overflowing gutter, as blind and vulnerable thing as has ever existed. And once you’ve helped one, picked it up with the stem of a nearby leaf and popped itContinue reading “Worms”
I watch my mother tie the end of the balloon shut in a practiced movement of her small, strong fingers. She wants to teach me how but I am too scared to try.
Country review: Spain
On paper, Spain has it all: History! Architecture! Culture! Cuisine! Art! Nature! Beaches! But the reality is curiously subdued. I did not love Spain.
I’m about to be Maid of Honour at a dear friend’s wedding. On the blessed day I will see friends I haven’t seen in years. When they ask me how I am, I will check that the bride is definitely out of earshot, lean in close, and inform them that love is a lie.
After dinner that night I took a pill for the surgery then went nil-by-mouth. On Friday we woke at five, I fought through the morning sickness that still plagued me at 38 weeks pregnant to take a shower, and we got in the car and drove to Wellington hospital.
“Do twins run in your family?” asks the ultrasound technician out of the blue. He barely gives us time to shake our heads before finishing with a practiced “…because they do now!”
Recipe: Nutty Caramilk Lactation Cookies
Recipe for wonderful crumbly chewy nutty Caramilk flavoured lactation cookies