September 17, 2014

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Ooooh, harsh!

It’s funny the reactions people have to my blog. A dear friend contacted me about yesterday’s post, concerned I was a suicide risk. I was a bit startled she might think that, since the blog was actually about doing stuff that’s irresponsible but fun. And topping myself isn’t high on that list. Actually, it’s not […]

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September 16, 2014

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I know I shouldn’t, but …

I can’t help myself. I’ve spent most of my life being very, very sensible. And I feel like being a bit stupid for a change. Even as a teenager, I had my head screwed on a little too tightly. Oh, I had my fair share of spews after drinking too much, but you’d basically describe […]

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September 15, 2014

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First kisses and jelly oranges

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Seven years ago I started editing kids’ cookbooks. It was a product of boredom. Someone decided I’d been editing Woman’s Day long enough and “promoted” me out of the job to what was colloquially known at my Park Street HQ as “the departure lounge.” Not much happens in the departure lounge and it drove me […]

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September 14, 2014

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I thought I’d found my dream house

1977, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

But no, the real estate agent misled me. When I asked him at the front door about price expectations he quoted a figure that I might just have been able to afford (even after I factored in the 10%+ you invariably add on top). I spent the morning and early afternoon in a giddy haze […]

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September 13, 2014

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I turned down Orlando Bloom

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Now that I have your attention … I didn’t so much turn down Orlando Bloom as show a distinct lack of interest in him. I’m not sure what it says about me. Either I have boulders in my head or that I’ve matured in some belated and completely unexpected fashion. Right … Time to stop […]

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September 12, 2014

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Can an introvert change their spots?

Me and my lovely Dutch gym instructor Lianne.

I decided last night that the blog was becoming waaaaaay too self-absorbed. I resolved to write something funny or insightful, but I just couldn’t rouse myself from the sofa to type. I was so bloody tired after only one hour of sleep on Wednesday night. So you’re stuck with the me-me-me blog I started tapping […]

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September 11, 2014

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Morning madness

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Wednesday mornings are always a bit stressy in the Household, but yesterday took the Black Forest cake. It kicked off at 4am with a serenade from the neighbour’s illegal rooster, followed by a Niagra Falls of rain cascading over the farked guttering in my rental. I staggered out of bed at 6am, hopelessly underprepared with […]

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September 10, 2014

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Meeting up with my old tribe

The Newcastle Herald

I asked Husband if he could mind the kids last night, but he had “modest plans”. What the hell are “modest plans” other than wanky? I presume it’s code for something, so I asked no further questions and hired my dear friend Mel to babysit the girls instead. Then I dashed off to a dodgy […]

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September 9, 2014

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Dining with my nemesis

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I’m really crap at holding a grudge. Case in point: feckless Husband. But I do have a nemesis. And I discovered yesterday afternoon that we were going to the same travel function last night. I’d thought the only person I’d need to avoid at travel functions was Husband’s you-know-what, since she used to be in […]

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September 8, 2014

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My bleak face

My dad and my sister's bloke Adrian with the beer can chooks.

God I was a bore yesterday. It wasn’t very fair on my dad, since it was supposed to be his special day, but I was dowwwwwwwn. I had to keep popping off to the bathroom for little sad moments. Eventually I dipped out early and went home so people wouldn’t have to deal with my […]

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