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"We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they have all learned to live together in the same box!"

Thursday, 12 April 2012


For a while I have been suspecting a terrible thing about myself...
That I am a coward!

Sad but true...

I hate racism, I hate injustice, I hate apathy and yet I so seldom find myself actually standing up against it or speaking up about it. Sure I blog about stuff and sometimes I throw in a fb status and I think about this stuff but I definitely don't speak up IN situations and especially with people who I find intimidating or who I don't want to offend.

Is not offending someone more important than what I believe is right?
No! Definitely not!

I don't want to be a coward and as a result am consciously going to try to overcome my fear of offending other people!
Here's to COURAGE!

Monday, 9 April 2012


Went for a walk on Sat morning. It was early enough that my shadow was beautifully tall and thin. I love that kind of shadow... Tall and thin!

What it made me think of is our reputations or how people view us. Sometimes those things precede us, like a shadow, and it can be tall and thin and impressive looking or it can precede us but be short and round and not very big.
Or sometimes our shadows, or reputations come behind us... The impression we leave behind.
And sometimes they walk next to us, much more in line with our real shape and size...

The point of this pondering was to wonder what reputation or impression precedes me. If people hear about me are they impressed? Or what impression do I leave behind?

Is it any at all? Is it one I'd be proud of? Is it one I'd be proud for Aubbie or Philippe to know about?

Monday, 2 April 2012

Conversations with Aubbie

This weekend i was chatting with Aubbie- one of the joys of being pregnant, you can chat to "yourself" and its normal, actually encouraged- Just about the type of person i'd love him/ her to be when he/she grows up.

Something important to me... is someone who stands up for what is right, even when it is hard and you may be a minority.

Next important issue is HOW DO YOU INSTILL THAT IN A CHILD? How do we teach Aubbie to be that individual?
Modelling it...
Allowing Aubbie to be secure enough in himself/ herself to worry more about right and wrong and not so much about what people think of him/ her...

Sjoe... Hectic... Let the parenting begin!!!