Another crossroad

I can’t believe it’s the first day of autumn. DD and I went for a swim at Bilgola yesterday and it was absolutely gorgeous – beautiful blue sky, warm water, great waves. DD declared it the swim of the season. I was worried when we arrived because there were big bluebottle warning signs everywhere, but […]

Not my type

I don’t understand why men are so caught up with what their “type” is when it comes to women. I heard Jonesy and Amanda talking about it on the radio yesterday and my ears pricked up. They were discussing their former workmate, Bryce Ruthven, who is currently starring on Married at First Sight. Apparently he […]

Things I’m loving

My life isn’t all rage walking and navel gazing. There are lots of things I’m loving at the moment. Like my new shower recess … It’s in a tiny little laundry room and is simply tiled in Bunnings cheapies, but I feel so luxe when I’m standing under that shower head every morning. And my […]

The opposite of an elephant

I’m a bit like the opposite of an elephant, I always forget. It means I have trouble staying angry at people about specific things for very long because my mind can’t hold onto the reason for the feeling. Instead it goldfishes its way through menopausal life being furious about something new every few moments. DD […]

Rage walking

I did a lot of rage walking over the weekend. Lovely things happened too – for example, DD built my second wardrobe and I took him out for a cheap and cheerful Vietnamese dinner to say thank you – but the rage walking was very therapeutic. I am approaching 53 next month and while the […]

Drinks with Al: pretty pink stuff

Did you sip something pink for Valentine’s Day last weekend? You’re not alone. Rosé has been the fastest growing varietal in Australia for the last five years and continues to outpace the rest of the wine category.  DD and I love drinking Rosé together on a Sunday afternoon, regardless of the date. We opened a […]

Feeling the loss

It’s weird when you think that you’ve moved on and you suddenly find yourself blubbing in the middle of a restaurant. I had dinner last night with my former Food Editor Jennene. It sounds funny saying “my”. When I was the editor of Woman’s Day I managed a staff of around 35 people. There was […]

That was unexpected

I read three very unexpected things yesterday. The first was on Facebook, in my suburb’s private Facebook group. Someone wrote: “Hi all. Can anyone recommend where I can hire Alpacas for a party? Thank you — looking for recommendations.” Hello, what? I suppose it’s hardly unexpected in an area where every second car is a […]

Lots of special deliveries

Sorry to be talking about booze again, but it’s been a hectic few days for Drinks Digest. Multiple deliveries have been arriving on my tattered front door mat. The universe must have heard my divorce finally came through and wanted me to have lots of beverages for toasting. I bolted home from work last night […]

It finally happened

My ex dropped over yesterday for a family meeting about various kid matters and casually dropped into the conversation that he thought our divorce might have gone through. He checked his emails on his phone and confirmed that, yup, it was final. I’ve often wondered how I would feel about it finally happening. A little […]