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Real Life: Toddler Torture

Last night, I was tortured by a two year old from 1am until 5am. Hagar was here, but I had to to take the torture because he was flying the next day, and I wasn’t working, but was at home …

Real Life: Coming Soon Dining In Night

One day driving to school, the Grenade was chirping to me about the eating habits of ceratopsians. I looked at him and I said, “You know what mummies don’t think about dinosaurs hardly ever.” “Really, mummy!” said the Grenade, genuinely, …

Real Life: To Our Children The Military Is A Job

I work in PR and so on occasion I have to speak to journalists. One of my clients is a defence client so yesterday I was contacted by this chap from a production company which is about to be commissioned …

Real life: Hagar’s Fantasy Family

It’s been awhile since Hagar’s been deployed on ops, and as I prepare for it’s coming I think back to the challenges we have previously faced. The thing about the war in Afgahnistan is that it is a violent, feudal …

Real Life: On The Bright Side

Benjamin Franklin said, “Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” We will all die and most of us don’t know when it is going to happen. Being married to the military doesn’t mean I sit and …