Hi y’all. My name is Kimberley and I love to make people laugh. Melbourne Mum is my personal blog in words and pictures—an offbeat, sometimes batshit crazy place that reeks of pop and geek culture and the theatrical comedy that is parenting.
I am a mum, writer of dark speculative fiction and an intrepid shutterbug. A pop and geek culture obsessive who’s not above a spot of Supernatural, Sherlock and The Walking Dead fangirldom. Occasional F-bomb dropper. Word nerd who prefers Balderdash to Chess. Science and Horror Movie fiend.
I’m on a mission to make my life a little less ordinary.
I’m a nomad, having lived in both Canada and Japan before settling in inner Melbourne to raise my family. In 2009, my brain dropped the biggest brainfart of them all—a subarachnoid haemorrhage from a burst aneurysm. It’s amazing that a surgeon can cut a window in your skull, put a peg in a tiny blood vessel, then sew you back up like it never happened. In the hospital, I had an epiphany (tends to happen with a bucketload of morphine and titanium wedged in your brain, apparently), that I had to embrace every single day of my short life and couldn’t spend it taking life too seriously.
I am raising two spirited firecrackers, Scout (2006) and Inky (2010). I love them both desperately and in spite of all my flaws, they know they are loved.
I don’t “craft“. This seems to be a bit of an anathema, to be a blogger mum and non-crafty, but I have all the patience of a maniacal gnat on steroids. My creativity comes from writing dark fiction, photography (I use iPhone 4, Canon 5D MkII and my old faithful Nikon 5700) and admiring Benedict Cumberbatch’s cheekbones.