School Fair Swag

School fairs - you've gotta love em'. There's always the baking and white elephant stalls... via

  Each year our children’s school holds a fair.  It's small and well-formed.    There are the requisite stalls with baking, sweets and treats and a little street food to boot.  The white elephant always goes well as does the book store.  Kids activities are ... [ Read More ]

I Blame Passive Income

Taking a hiatus from the blog to concentrate on creating other ways of generating passive income via

So you might have noticed I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus. Or you haven’t. Most likely the second given my teensy weensy traffic stats. In any case, I’ve been absent for a few months. I spent a good deal of time travelling up and down the country and to ... [ Read More ]

Halloween Images – How to Take Spooky Photos

Halloween images: How to take spooky photos via

I’m a fledgling photographer. I have some idea about the basic techniques of photography and am an eager student. I love learning how to improve my photography and connecting with others who enjoy the discovery as much as I do. In the interests of sharing ... [ Read More ]

How to Dodge Domain Squatters

What are domain squatters and how can I avoid getting caught out by them? via

I've updated parts of this article as the sources (including some on the face of it technical experts) on which I originally based it apparently contained some error. A couple of fellows chided me for being a soccer mum who should stick to writing about ... [ Read More ]

My dad, the great cats eye hunter

Reminiscing about my father

When I was pregnant with my oldest child my father died. Dad had been ill for some time with lung cancer. He was cared for at my childhood home by my mother and brother. When he died I was lying next to him. I was sleeping the deep and heavy sleep of ... [ Read More ]

Where I’ve been hanging out

Today I’m going to share some posts I’ve written elsewhere. Project Underblog Project UnderBlog is a place where bloggers are accepted based on the power of their words and not on the reach of their numbers. Project Underblog is a submission site ... [ Read More ]

Mothers and girls

Guest post on by Rachel (Three Boys and a Mom)

I'm thrilled today to introduce the beautiful Rachel from Three Boys and a Mom who is guest posting here at Lifeblooming for the first time. Rachael is a 29 year old mom of 3 boys; identical twin 2 year olds and a 10 month old. She has a master's degree ... [ Read More ]

Drama queens and me

Drama Queens and Me via

I’ve been thinking for a while about the direction the blog is going in. I love the topics but the blog’s feeling a bit like a multi-headed hydra where each head’s a diva demanding a greater share of the spotlight. I’ve thought of ways to bring a ... [ Read More ]

I found aliens here on earth

Forget the stars. I found aliens here on earth. via

I found aliens here on earth Seriously. Why have my potatoes been taken over by aliens? The one in front's got colonies of the creepy little buggers. This sort of unholy nonsense freaks me right out. I imagine the tentacles wrapping around my ... [ Read More ]