About Me

You want to know about me?

OK then…  try to keep up.

My name is Rachael. I’m 36 years old and, apart from some occasional insomnia, am mostly sane.

My life has been somewhat of a whirlwind. At least the last 20 years of it has been anyway.
At 16 I met the love of my life. 3 years later we were engaged and endured all of the
‘You’re too young to get married’ speeches, that the well meaning, and not so well meaning, friends and relatives dished out.  But we ignored them because we knew what they didn’t.

We. Knew.

We were married at 21, first baby at 22, swiftly followed by another 3 in less than 5 years. Deflector, is 14, our first born son, and is really good at deflecting, deferring and debating. A little too smart for his own good.
The Actor is 12, our second son; he is quiet and precise. He is the peacemaker of our family and the comedian/mimic.
Captain Clumsy/CC is 11, our third son and is eternally lost and dirty. Always. He gets out of the shower and has a dirty face before he leaves the bathroom.  He frequently forgets where he is and what he is doing, but he has the biggest kindest heart, and is very intelligent. No Really.
Princess is 9. The girl after 3 boys. Demanding and feminine, sweet and affectionate. The owner of all things pink.

Keeping up?

We bought our first house (the remodel), first dog (Charlie the crazy Labrador who was re-homed rather swiftly), and our first fish (who died 2 days later). Thankfully our 4 children all made it though – phew.

When our youngest was still a baby we started a business and built a new house. The Business is now 7 and the house is now 6….yet we still don’t have a garden. Don’t get me wrong, I like gardens, love them in fact, I just don’t want to be the one to do the work. If I won tatslotto tomorrow I would hire Jamie Durie to create an oasis in my yard and spend my days drinking mojitos in the sun watching the pool boy. Ahem…

So, where was I?

Yes, the house is unfinished, the business is somewhat successful in am Yay-we-survived-the-GFC sense, our marriage is sound and our kids are happy and healthy. We adopted one more family member, Beau our lovely loyal labrador x german shepherd, and he’s definitely a keeper. I couldn’t ask for more.
And this place? This blog is my on again-off again hobby. I write when I can, and don’t when I can’t. No promises.
It is a reflection of the pace of my life. It’s about love and life and
the lunacy that is both of those things. It is about everything, the mundane,
the surprising and the obvious. Most of all, it is real.

So grab a cuppa, or if it’s after school pick up, a glass of wine. This is my truth.


14 Responses to About Me

  1. Pat says:

    Loved the read Rachael. Whilst I don’t disagree with what you have said I would like your thoughts on parents who don’t make their children responsible and those parents who won’t allow their children to fail (not picking on any generation)
    They said the same about Jeff & I, is parting after 30 years a failure??? I believe it is growth, just not together.

    • Hi Pat,
      I will definately write a post on parents who dont allow their children to fail. It’s something that I am passionate about. I’ll add it to my list of ideas.
      I dont think parting is necessarily a failure, in many ways having the courage to make that difficult decision can only come down to growth.

  2. Elaine says:

    Hi Rach,
    I have just been introduced to your blog and must say how witty, insightful, logical, and totally delightful it is to read a family we know a little about and now love a lot!! Congrats from Nanny E xxx

    • Thanks E.
      I really am suprised and appreciative of all the support I am receiving. It is really wonderful.
      I’m just hoping other Mums can relate and share and accept each other.
      Thanks for reading

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