Yvonne Rinaldi

matriarch ˈmeɪtrɪɑːk noun: matriarch; plural noun: matriarchs a woman who is the head of a family or tribe. “in some cultures the mother proceeds to the status of a matriarch” an older woman who is powerful within a family or organization. “a domineering matriarch” I […]

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Grandma

GRANDMA family-history Noun (plural family histories) 1. an extension to genealogy in which the life and times of the people concerned are investigated Family history puts flesh on the bones of genealogy. Mum phoned Grandma and papa, and told them we would pop down for […]

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Sandra Conte

Sandra Conte. Sandi and I meet at a local coffee shop, we get settled at our table with chai latte each and I ask the first question and am taken away, this is why I love doing this, I get lost in the conversation, her […]

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Today 5th October

Today 5th October

   I sat in an art studio today and heard life experiences from a lady who kindly wanted to share for LUV. I had never met this woman before, she emailed me a couple of weeks ago after I put a call out for women […]

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Bella

boarding (bɔːʳdɪŋ ) uncountable noun Boarding is an arrangement by which children live at school during the school term. I left my boys with my sister and drove down the dirt road for my interview with Bella, these interviews that I organise have me anxious […]

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Today, I write.

I have been in hibernation this winter, hence the radio silence on the blog. I am allergic to the cold and struggle to be motivated when the air is cold, the wind is blowing, and I have to be rugged up in multiple layers. No, really […]

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Gin Rummy Vintage

Yesterday scrolling through Instagram I found a local treasure and I went to visit Mel at Gin Rummy vintage today.  I remember when I was little it was a treat to get into mum’s cupboard with all her clothes and jewellery and the shoes (there […]

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Golden milk

11.05.17   If you have read my blog you know that there is a coffee shop I go to on a Wednesday morning with the school mums. Well it has changed hands, had a facelift and a new menu. I haven’t been there for a […]

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Got my phone

8.05.17   Monday and the no phone experiment was meant to finish yesterday, I have sent the odd text but I didn’t use my phone today either. I have an essay due in a couple of weeks for the art history and design unit I […]

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Moody Sunday.

07.05.17 After my blog writing last night, there was a phone call on Scott’s phone – because I still didn’t have a phone. That J was throwing up at Mum’s place. He has been incredibly stressed and cranky lately and this is how he handles […]

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Still no phone.

06.05.17 Saturday morning and still no phone. AND I am loving it. I had to be a little more organised this morning than I usually am, but that’s not a bad thing. T had football at 12.20pm but Scott left the house with the boys […]

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