The Begining

It’s always fun to play with a new blog.  I felt I needed a blog to talk about my  “real” life, the one that has a husband of almost 20 years, 4 children a cat with 2 kittens (originally 4 but struggling to get rid of 2) and a mad kelpie.  this however is not as easy as it sounds.  Birth moves into every corner of me.  This morning at 5.30am I was busily snoring in my bed and by 10am I had driven to the beach, filled a pool, filmed a baby being born(with the help of my friend and doula Honey), visited a postnatal and arrived back home where jeremy(the husband)had cooked us pasta for a late lunch.

I am going to try however to put into words the utter chaos that is the rest of my life.


I have purchased a new car.   In November my truck broke down so I hired the smallest car -because that means cheap- to get me around until it was fixed.  In the first weeks I saved almost 500 dollars in petrol which made me decide to get a smaller one.

I’m not really the sort  to have a silver Yaris so Jem started looking for a car that would fit my profile.  The Nissan Micra seemed to fit the bill. Small economical and quirky.  We looked at one’s with a small amount of mileage but in the end decided to buy a brand new model.  They have jazzy colours and I really had a hankering for a pink car so when we saw one on the forecourt of Main North Nissan I was stoked.  We had a good deal, I think they were relieved that someone wanted a pink car, they added blue tooth for no extra cost and  butterflies after I said I’d buy one if it had butterflies on.

Here it is in all it’s glory.

dscf0259 front of car with frog eyed lights The all important butterflys dscf0255

All the photos are of course a little off centre.  I don’t want you to think I haven’t noticed. The pictures were taken by my 9 year old Rex.  It pretty much gives you an initial idea of the off centre way I live my life.

I love this car.  I was supposed to take it for a service at 1000kms.  I was unfortunately at a birth, then there was Christmas and new year.  It is booked in on Monday with almost 4000kms on the clock.  Not bad for 4 weeks.

Introducing ….me

Lisa Barrett
Lisa Barrett

Hello, my name is Lisa Barrett and I’m a British (pedantic mode on – Welsh)  independent midwife living in South Australia.  I specialise in homebirth, but you won’t find much about birth on this blog as I have one that  is completely dedicated to that.

No this blog is not about birth at all, although it’ll be hard to avoid it completely. It’s about everything else. Is there anything else? Mmm, I think I could fit in at least one post a month!