Things you shouldn’t fear

Phobias are weird, irrational things. When I was a kid, tall buildings felt like they were swaying when I was standing on the upper levels – I would feel this irresistible urge to crawl across the floor for safety. Fortunately I’ve mostly conquered that phobia. But others have taken its place. Like this one … […]

One isn’t enough

It’s not often you text the words “I’m thinking only buying one fart gun was an error of judgement” to your partner. But that’s Christmas for you … filled with the frantic purchase of crazy stuff that people don’t really need. And now I’m wondering if I need to brave the shops again for more […]

Not so merry Christmas

Since I had my first child 14 years ago, we’ve spent every Christmas morning together as a family – sharing breakfast and opening gifts. The tradition didn’t change four years ago when my ex and I separated. We resolved to put our kids first and our broken marriage second. I’ve never regretted that decision, no […]

Whacko the diddle oh

Far out it was hot last night. I was sooooo wishing I was back at the beach. I’m still all gooey about how lovely it was to sip and swim at Bilgola at dusk. I can’t wait to get myself a little beachside apartment when I semi retire – imagine the bliss of daily beach […]

The closest I get to zen

I forgot I’d been invited on a Christmas lights night walk last night with friends … and accidentally sat sipping Pinot Grigio on the sand at sunset instead. Poor me! The beach sojourn wasn’t festive, but it was so lovely and peaceful. I felt much better for it. The reason for my brain snap was […]

Well that made me laugh

DD thought we could both do with a laugh, so he took me to see a comedian called Sara Pascoe over the weekend as an early Christmas present. Like me, Sara is an overthinker, so he thought I’d relate. She was hilarious. I laughed slightly more at Kitty Flanagan – we’re becoming quite the devotees […]

What a ride!

My December feels like a bullet train ride without any stops. How about yours? The crazy trip continued yesterday: I headed to high school presentation day in my lunch break to proudly watch as the eldest walked on stage to be presented with the certificate for coming first in Visual Arts. It was very fancy […]

What it feels like for a girl

“Girls can wear jeans And cut their hair short Wear shirts and boots ‘Cause it’s OK to be a boy But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading ‘Cause you think that being a girl is degrading But secretly you’d love to know what it’s like Wouldn’t you What it feels like […]

Crying my eyes out

My baby graduated from primary school yesterday. It was waaaaaaaay more emotional than I thought it would be. Admittedly I am a bit held together with chewing gum and string from Big Year Syndrome, but whoa did I sob. I left work early to get her a haircut – first in two years – and […]