Wow! Here is where I am going to start. At home. Mess creates stress. Looking at crap (clutter) everywhere just reminds you of all the back stories, baggage and procrastination. Your mind wanders, anxiety peaks. Then you get stressed out. Day turns to crap. Ever since I was old enough to have my own… Read More GET YOUR HOME IN ORDER. TODAY!
Well that’s what my grandfather used to call the first aid kit. According to other family members that is. My only childhood memory of my paternal grandfather’s words was “Shhhhhhhh!” No matter. It is the last quarter of the moon and you know that is the best time to clean up, throw out things,… Read More CUTS, COLDS AND SORE HOLES
It is mid school year vacation for 2018 and day three of the kids’ holidays. Just got their Semester 1 report cards and it brought me to tears. Last weekend was a public holiday long weekend which kicked the school vacation off to an off the deep end 25/7 child care marathon. Fighting the noisy… Read More Hell Kids are great!
My own private Havana. Well almost. Once I install the stair gate on this home office door to keep Charlie from barging in every five minutes with a new toddler request. As usual, the single bread-winner is has to work in the only room without air-conditioning, although it is the middle of Southern Hemisphere… Read More A New Page. A New Moon. A New Room
Back in 2008 when I first met Stayathomemotheroffour (before we had our own three children), Stayatworkfatherofthree-to-be was at the stellar of his sociable single self. There was not a weekend I was not entertaining, creating night havoc or being a spectacle of some sort. My favorite of all was Thanksgiving. In truth 2000 to… Read More Fifty Shades of Gravy
Late November 2017 and Stayathomemotheroffour had already made it to Thailand with Charlie, while I was left on the island with Alpha and Bravo. The Bali volcano was seriously toying with our ability to make it to Thailand once school term finished. The boys and I were busy washing clothes and sheets, getting the… Read More Dragons, Volcanos & Dinosaurs
Whoa ! Have been on the road for weeks with my Hong Kong colleagues and we are just catching our breath for a couple of days in Huahin. The hotel theme is the three wise monkeys. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. No smoking, no mobile phones, no… Read More Empty Canvas
School holidays again. This time for two weeks and my wife is here to help. She has taken the two boys to the mainland for a movie at the cinema with some of their classmates. I am at home with our baby daughter and watching the DVD movie ‘SING’ for about the hundredth… Read More BEcome the change you want to see
Not 48 hours ago I was sitting in Bali looking at this hotel garden when my wife in Australia announced in a video chat she had some bad news. My Dad had passed away in his sleep while I was in transit from Bangkok to our island paradise. After I hung up the… Read More When our time comes