Every fortnight I have the pleasure of doing a radio show, The Mum’s Group, on 5AA with the extremely talented Amity Dry. Along with our co-hosts Belinda Heggen and Lucy Cornes we chat about anything from breastfeeding, our complete lack of craft ability to the need for better access to childcare. It truly is a mixed bag and it’s so much fun.
When I first encountered Amity on Twitter I thought she was a gorgeous Adelaide-identity who sang nice tunes and was handy with a paint brush, but very quickly I realised there was much more to her. She is a fabulous writer, stunning singer, great mother, kind and generous soul who is accomplished in the world of cabaret and is very savvy. Yes, she appeared on reality tv and yes, she sang the Lighthouse (a beautiful song by the way), yes, she’s blonde and has a vivacious smile, but far out she’s also a hard working, brainy, creative, gutsy woman. Can you tell I have a bit of a crush on her? I love women who work hard to achieve their dreams.
Anyway, since Phil and Amity’s thrilling, much-deserved, win of the recent The Block All Stars competition even more people throughout Australia have gotten to know what a good person Amity is – full of integrity and kind intentions. She hasn’t stopped to breathe since completing the Block and is now in the thick of rehearsals for the stage show she wrote and stars in – “Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life”. She’s about to embark on her first national tour. I am so proud of her.
And guess what – she has given me two double passes to giveaway to some lucky bigwords’ readers. Yep, that’s right – two double passes to either her Adelaide, Melbourne or Sydney shows. For details of dates click on this link – http://www.motherwifemusical.com. I’ve seen the show and it’s a brilliant look at motherhood, marriage, divorce and life. I cried. I laughed. I recommended it to all the women in my life. It’s definitely a fun night out.
My favourite songs from the show include one about when you know the honeymoon is over. You know, like when your husband leaves the cups next to the dishwasher rather than inside it. And this one about the shitty parts of being pregnant, like not being able to see your lady garden.
So, to be in with a chance I’d love for you to go to both Amity Dry’s Mother, Wife and the Complicated Life Facebook Page and Bianca Wordley’s Facebook Page and like them.
Then leave a comment here (with a way to contact you) about a weird thing that happened to you when you were pregnant or funny things you or your partner do in front of each other that make you realise the honeymoon is over. You know like sitting on the toilet doing a poo, while discussing your upcoming tax bill with your husband and brushing your child’s hair for school. My “friend” does that.
I’ll announce the winners next Friday, April 5. So be sure to check back here. Good luck!