Totally lost it

I drove to Mortdale earlier this week to visit a friend. I had no idea where Mortdale was - other than south - so I consulted my street directory. My street directory is an ancient, decrepit thing, missing its first 10 pages, including most of the "A" entries. Fortunately my friend's street started with an R. I drove... Continue Reading →

Pickled parenting

I think I'm edging towards alcoholism. How can you tell if you're becoming an alcoholic? Is needing two (ish) glasses of wine on a Monday night a sign? Is needing two (ish) glasses every night - three (ish) on weekends - a sign? I haven't always been like this. I used to go all week without touching the stuff. But lately I've started... Continue Reading →

Recipe: carrot cupcakes with lemon frosting

I'm on an adding-healthy-veg-to-lunchbox-treats kick. The Sprogs are wise to this subterfuge and requested carrot cupcakes with no visible carrot. I love a challenge, so I hopped to it (groan). They turned out rather well. Sprog 2, however, refused to eat them. She said the frosting was too lemony (after one teeny tiny nibble). Sprog 1 vehemently disagreed. So Sprog... Continue Reading →

Such a slapper

I painted my first house when I was 26. I went for half-strength "fluffy duck". It was the '90s, yellow was very trendy back then. I naively thought I'd take a few days off work and knock the whole place over. Weeks, months, years later, I still hadn't finished. The back of the loungeroom door was last to... Continue Reading →

Trailer trash

One of my Xmas gifts from Husband was an Apple TV thingy. It was actually a present for him, with a gift tag attached to it saying it was for me. Husband has been having great fun with my Xmas present. And I have to admit it's growing on me too. My favourite thing it does is show movie trailers. Heaps and... Continue Reading →

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