The things that pop up

There’s a thingamajig called The Fountain of Goose that’s popped up at Circular Quay and I was lucky enough to go to the launch last night with my friend Jemma. I can’t remember how Jemma and I met. It was one of two ways and I’ve forgotten which came first. We used to work together […]

Some good news

We took the eldest to the Scoliosis Clinic at The Children’s Hospital yesterday and … yaaaaaay … the spinal surgeon was very reassuring. Apparently the eldest’s 38 degree curve has occurred in the best possible place it could – in the middle back area – which means it’s not affecting anything crucial and probably won’t […]

I miss the parties

When the kids were little … which feels like five minutes ago … I was the party queen. Oh how I loved the plotting and planning and ebay ordering. I’d agree on a theme with the birthday child, then go for broke on coming up with matching entertainment, decorations, food, birthday cake and party bags. […]

Whatever trims your hedges

I got paid on Friday and celebrated by getting Dino the gardener over to trim my hedges. Remember Dino? Here’s a refresher: It was very hot on Friday, so Dino trimmed my hedges and mulched my garden beds looking pretty much like he does in the above photo, wearing just a pair of boots and […]

Long in the tooth

Like me, my iphone 6 has been looking a little tired and ratty around the edges. We’re both getting pretty long in the tooth. It was my work phone in my last job and they forgot to ask for it back when I was retrenched. I think that makes it an antique in the digital […]

A bit inappropriate

Everyone was in denial about the decline of print media when I worked at ACP Magazines. They thought the good times would never end. The parties, the freebies, the big salaries, the glamorous perks … Back then there was even a luxurious gym in the building with its own beauty salon. The salon did a […]

Give us strength

It feels a bit wrong to blather today as fires still rage throughout the country and people have lost their homes and risked their lives. Residents in parts of NSW were told it was too late to leave their homes after an escalation in fire conditions, with blazes moving swiftly towards populated areas. Facebook provided […]

It hurts to type this

I winced a lot yesterday after doing a dumb thing. As mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, I spent a few hours on Saturday filling the wheelie bin with crap from my garage. I also wasted lots of time mooning over boxes of children’s books and toys and baby clothes … you know you’re getting old […]

Quite the catch

I love a weekend that ends with eating a roast dinner while nestled beside DD. We mixed things up a bit last night by heading to Flourish in Avalon with DD’s mates D2 and D3 (their Warrior . nicknames). It was a bit posher than our usual roast, the yorkshire pudding was decorated with edible […]

Lost moments in time

There’s no room for a car in my garage – it’s too full of memories. There are kids’ party decorations, folders of school art creations, knickknacks from my grandmother’s house, and a huge box of photos dating back to my great grandmother’s youth. As I was ratting around in the box on Wednesday night, looking […]