It got a bit emotional

Turning 12 can be pretty intense when you head to school band practice at 7am, then do a full day of classes, then hop on a bus to skipping practice and jump for 90 minutes, then head home for a pizza dinner while your parents hover intently as you open your birthday gifts. The youngest […]

Baby it’s you

My Pookalooka turns 12 today. Happy birthday little (big) one … she’s taller than me already and still shooting up. Last night we had our traditional family gathering at the dodgy local teppanyaki. Having food flung at you never gets old. The youngest was very disappointed not to have Nonna and Pop along for the […]

I did a really dumb thing

Things went slightly pear-shaped after my party – there hasn’t been time to tell you about it until now. I did something really stupid. Exhausted and a little post-party overwrought, I jumped into the ocean for some water therapy on Sunday and got myself into a spot of bother. I raced into the waves ahead […]

What I should have said

I still can’t bring myself to watch the video of my speech from the party. I’ve been having speech regret ever since Sunday morning. Deeeeeeep, deeeeeep speech regret.  I thought my chest was going to explode with regret yesterday. When I confessed my panic to my sister she told me to stop overthinking it. That’s […]

The way he made me feel

As Jennifer Warnes once warbled “I had the time of my life” on Saturday night. The cops even turned up! But you’ll have to wait a sec to hear about the fun bits while I debrief the not-so-fun bits. I went to bed a little (lot) sad on Friday about it being my last night […]

She said WHAT?

I went to the fruit shop yesterday to buy some plums and, as I was handing over the cash, the shop assistant said: “Do you have a Senior’s Card?” Do. I. Have. A. Senior’s. Card? It took a moment to register what she’d just said. When it did … I made this face … I […]

What would you do?

What would you do if a rat ran up to you in the street? Would you … a. Scream and run b. Call the pest exterminators c. Grab a shovel d. Pick the rat up, put it in a box, take a photo and post it on Facebook, asking if it belonged to anyone. I’m […]

Never a G-rated moment

Gwarn, admit it … how many of you checked what your vagina name was yesterday? A few people privately messaged theirs to me.  It was very entertaining being bombarded with vagina names. The last 12 hours have been far more G-rated. Actually, WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT? Just before I left work last night I […]

Princess Chomp Box

Warning: this is a slightly naughty one At times, my sense of humour veers towards the quirky, which explains why I was highly entertained by this meme … It’s the best one I’ve seen since “What’s Your Elf Name?” did the rounds at Christmas. My elf name is Merry Elf-Pants. My vagina’s name is Princess […]

That was so awkward

Soooooo, I did my grocery shopping yesterday … always a little angsty in those last few days before my next pay packet lands in my bank account … Anticipating things might be a bit tight on the available funds front, I handed the nice young checkout bloke a credit card for my $250 worth of […]