Happy New Week! God, I’ve been MIA for a while now. I keep falling in and out of love with blogging, and social media as a whole if I’m honest. So much of it is about showing off, making others feel bad, and, you know, the all too obvious passive aggressive stuff. I found myself taking steps away from it each day, and eventually, I was off it completely.  I’ve kind of found a balance now, I’m over the oversharing. I like having days that…

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Taipei is a bustling and welcoming city, packed with cultural opportunities. You may not be able to do everything in 36 hours, but you can certainly get a flavour of this fascinating place. Here are some tips for your whirlwind tour. Saturday Morning – Maokong Gondola The Maokong Gondola is a must. This 25-minute gondola lift ride will take you up through forest clad mountains, offering incredible views. There are 147 cabins, 31 of which are ‘crystal cabins’ with glass bottoms, so you can see…

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If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Mine would be something like a faster metabolism, or smaller waist, the normal kind of thing. I think if you asked my nine year old, he’d say something along the lines of being able to swap his feet for wheels whenever he felt like it.  Ask him to walk to school and back, and you’re asking the world. Tell him he can do it on two wheels and he is out the door…

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Thirty Seven. I remember being in my teens and early twenties and thinking that 37 sounded so damn old. So close to 40, so far away from 25. But then, 25 sounded old when I was 18….. It’s all relative isn’t it?  You hear people, women especially, who say, once they reached a certain age they started to feel more comfortable with who they are. I’ve never really understood how that worked, for me, little miss anxious, I could never get how someone could suddenly…

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Ah Motherhood. The only job where, one minute, you feel like you’ve got it nailed, the next, you’re wondering how the hell you’re supposed to prepare these people for real life when you forget to make them breakfast. (This actually happened, much to my sons disgust, but don’t panic, he ate a perfectly healthy Nutella sandwich in the car and we weren’t even that late…..)  Most of the time I feel like I am winging it completely. Each day brings a new challenge that, I…

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