That was beautiful

Fleetwood Mac crept up on me. They weren’t on my playlist for the first few decades of my life. I thought “Tusk” was a pretty cool song, but that was about it. Somewhere along the way I fell in love with so many of their songs. I wouldn’t say I’m a diehard fan, but I […]

Calm down

When we’re in the surf together, DD will sometimes hug me tightly from behind as a wave breaks in front of us. I can’t jump or dive or turn my back, so the salty water crashes over my face. In a previous life, it would have made me very cranky. In this life, it makes […]

The last taboo

There are lots of sucky, nasty, addictive and other generally unpleasant things about social media, but there are also times when its a winner. I love when it delivers an article into my Facebook newsfeed that contains an “aha” moment. I had one yesterday while reading an article in The Guardian called ‘I miss what […]

You can’t do that

I was soooo tired yesterday. It’s a bit confronting to realise you can’t do two nights of four hours sleep in one week – one in the emergency department, one for the Australian Drinks Awards – and stay functional like you once did. Damn the downsides of being in your 50s … On the other hand, […]

Happiness or money?

I know unhappily married couples who’ve stayed together because they don’t want to divvy up their assets and start over again financially later in life. While the love is gone, their coffers are full and they’ve made their peace with that. I understand the temptation to choose the easier life. Starting over financially is bloody […]

It’s party time

I helped throw a party last night. Well, it wasn’t exactly a party, but there was lots of champagne and a band and everything. It was the 2019 Australian Drinks Awards and I was there as the communications manager. Unfortunately that meant I was working and had to leave early to get all the comms […]

Solidly average

I was bailed up by a school mum recently who was eager to tell me how well their darling daughter was doing in absolutely everything. I struggled to keep my eyes from rolling like a slot machine. I forced a smile and congratulated them on having such a talented child. But geez did I mutter […]

Nothing happened

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but nothing happened yesterday. Well, stuff happened, but none of it was extreme or life threatening or traumatic. I take that back … I found a rat corpse in the dogs’ bed. That wasn’t totes awesome. But it was mummified – gawd knows where it had been – which […]

Cracked in the head

Here’s a list of things I like doing at 1am on a Sunday morning: 1. Sleeping in my bed It’s a very short list. But I wasn’t sleeping in my bed at 1am on Sunday morning. I was sitting in the waiting room of a hospital emergency department. The eldest rocked backwards on a chair […]

Love rat

I’ve been soooooo good on the low booze front over the past month, but I slammed a couple glasses of Peterson’s Marsanne on Friday night. I was drowning my sorrows after visiting the exotic pet vet – Twitch the rat has been diagnosed with chronic respiratory disease. Sounds expensive, right? Right. But I must not […]