My week: bottom feeders of the rankest sewer


It’s been a loooooooooong week waiting for DD to return from his overseas conference. Sigh.

(Mind you, it’s quite useful that he’s been in the US, as I needed Goldfish crackers again for the youngest’s pool party. This time around, it’s a slightly less forward request – I’d only known him three days when I asked him to bring Goldfish crackers back for the eldest’s pool party.)

He’s hopping off a 6am flight tomorrow morning and taking me for breakfast. Goodie!

I’d better get used to the separation angst. Not only does DD live 45 minutes away, he travels for work A LOT.

On the positive side, it’s given me the chance to catch up with a few friends. (For example: impromptu prawns and vodka lime and sodas on my back verandah last night with three girlfriends – bulk fun!). On the negative side, it’s given me the chance to clean my rental again AFTER paying professional cleaners who schmick places for real estate agents for a living. I mean, hello? HELLO?

There was also the small matter of supergluing all my fingertips while attempting to reattach the crappy plastic toilet roll holder to the rotting bathroom vanity. Cue minor panic.

A friend sent me a consoling email about the mean, nasty rental agents saying: “They are bottom feeders of the rankest sewer while you are an angel of the stars.”

Nawwww. That made me feel slightly better, even if it’s gilding the wilted lily.

I also got lots of advice on Facebook and the blog about how to handle the situation. Let’s see how I go …

In other news …

My week at


>> On Monday I pondered whether buying Bilbo Baggins was The Dumbest Thing I’ve Ever Done? Most people said YES.

>> On Tuesday I revealed How the celebs celebrated Australia Day 2015 … and shared 9 Marvellous Muffin Recipes.

>> On Wednesday I explained why The Housewarming Party Is Cancelled.

>> On Thursday I noted that You Know You’ve Lost The Plot When …

>> On Friday I asked if anyone else wakes up in the morning and has a complete meltdown when they try and find something to wear to work that doesn’t make them look HIDEOUS and fails. It was called Ever Felt Like This In The Morning?

>> And on Saturday I Chucked A Rental Mental. 

Over at …

>> I published my 10 ways to do Sydney like an A-lister.  round-up. Ah, beautiful memories!


>> Julia Morris: “So today @drchrisbrown managed to load his 4 metre Python onto my substantial shoulders. #itwasamatteroftime .” See all the pervy pics from Dr Chris’ African safari here … >>


>> The Australia Day cruise pics you HAVE to see.

>> The cheapest days to book a hotel room around Australia. 


>> Kid road-test: The Carnival Legend >>


>> The world’s best mazes (and the family who called 911 after they got lost in one) >>

Song of the day: Crowded House “When you come”

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  1. haha silly you. you don’t have to go to the states for goldfish crackers- you can buy them from the international sweet shops in Sydney! DD seems to be the workaholic type! they don’t make very good husbands from my experiences! haha hope all with the new house is well! x

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