May 9, 2019

My partner and I got together when we were 16. Once we had left school, he decided he wanted to join the navy as a submariner. We spent the first year doing long distance and almost broke up one too many times. To paint picture, imagine a newly 18-year-old with money h...

April 29, 2019

I chose this life for myself. 

I signed the dotted lines technically before my now husband did. 

I joined the army straight from school and it was the adventure of a lifetime. 

I loved my life. 

I met my now husband when we were in the second part of our training and we hi...

March 31, 2019

This image is just one moment. 

It doesn’t show my 7 year old losing it because her sister was annoying her and the arguments that then followed. Or me trying to calm the situation and honestly wondering how I will have the patience for this , solo, for another 5 months...

March 24, 2019



"You chose this life”.

“You knew what you were getting into”.

Comments you've probably heard many times before.

I know this is one remark that upsets Defence partners most.

FYI I had no idea what I was getting into!
I did NOT choose this life.

However I did C...

March 7, 2019

Ive been meaning to write this one for a while. Its the hardest thing I've ever done, I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

It started last year with the preparation. I had months to process and prepare myself, but in hindsight I am not sure you can really prepare yourself fo...

February 5, 2019

Before I start, I know I've been pretty slack with this blog. Sorry.  2018 sure had a lot of trials and I felt my attention was needed purely on my family. 2019 has been a new start and I'm happy to report through the  grace of God, my family is safe, happy and healthy...

June 30, 2018

Tonight, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, when I came across something that stopped me in my tracks (scrolling)

I came across one of many Facebook groups specifically created for the Defence Community. I came across a post, which got me thinking...

 It gave me a...

March 13, 2018

You've never put on the uniform or said the oath.

You've never been deployed or seen the things that your loved one has.

You have however devoted years, if not decades to the Defence Force, purely because you loved someone who does, who has, who did.

I will always have th...

February 16, 2018

Currently sitting here in a black out thanks to the storm we had late this afternoon. We’ve had pizza by candlelight (aka phone light) on the lounge room floor, I’ve bathed the kids with the help of their battery powered night lights (thank you #Kmart) and after listen...

February 3, 2018

Welcome to my blog! I have always enjoyed following bloggers who I can relate to in my daily life. I follow Mummy, fashion, food, fitness, health and beauty bloggers. Yes, I guess you can say that I love blogs!

The idea of creating my very own blog has been something I’...

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