Hello, my name is Jane and I’ve been blogging since 2002. Sadly, I have been thwarted by The Internet on a number of occasions, which means the archives of my old blog (Picnic By The Motorway) only go back a few years. As a result, my oldschool melancholic ramblings about boyfriends past and effusive gushing about some pretty crap music has been lost for all eternity.

I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my boyfriend Joel, our school kid Victor and preschool twins Jude and Maisie. I used to work in music telly – that’s what I was doing when I kicked off this blog. I did some time in communications for a record label and have previously blogged for Stuff and Essential Mums. In 2011 I won a Canon Media Award for ‘Best Online Blog/Commentary’ for my contributions to Stuff – that was pretty cool and surreal because the last award I won before that was the reading cup in Form 2.

These days I busy myself hanging out washing, vacuuming, unloading the dishwasher and daydreaming about taking naps – but my primary role is ensuring my sons and daughter are watered and fed (and laughing as often as possible).

I also host a reality TV podcast called ‘The Real Pod’ for The Spinoff.

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you taking the time to have a look around, and I hope you find something here that makes you want to come back for a cuppa again soon.