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 […]

Such a fraud

I hesitated for a moment before posting a set of happy snaps on Facebook yesterday. They were captioned: “About last night … Carols By The Sea.” I started to add “The kids may look like they’re having a ball but they hated it.” Then I edited the words out and stuck with Facebook’s traditional fairy floss […]

Guns, girls and airfare gambling

Geez this time of year is nuts. I went to two Christmas parties yesterday and I’m going to another one today. That sounds all very fabulous dahling, but I’m still a bit knackered from my never ending virus, so I’ve struggled through the festivities. The first party was my work Christmas lunch. Michelle from accounts […]

I too must bork

Are you a crazy dog lady? I’m a crazy dog lady. I have two small and very annoying fur babies who are totally obsessed with me … I may be totally obsessed with them too. When I come home from work, they’re perched on the back of the sofa, peering out the front window, waiting […]

Days of miracle and wonder

My baby is going to high school! I can’t believe I took her to the orientation yesterday. She insisted her dad drop her off to my place and he wasn’t allowed to come along. Apparently attending high school orientation is a mum job. He’s going to pay her back by appearing uninvited at her school […]