Drunk shopping

Did you know Americans spend almost $14 billion a year on "drunk shopping"? According to Finder.com’s latest consumer research, 17% of respondents admitted they had made purchases under the influence of alcohol in the past 12 months. Among the top 10 things people drunk shopped for was a holiday. Can you guess where I'm going... Continue Reading →

Nookfest 2023

I went to wonderful music event called Nookfest over the weekend. It was my third visit and this blog post won't do it justice, but I'll give it my best shot. Nookfest is described by its creators as a "private family party' with music and fun activities to raise money for kids with kidney disease.... Continue Reading →

Wish me luck

I’m off into the wilds. Taking the youngest to a secret music festival has turned into quite the production. The astronomically expensive self-inflating mattress has been accidentally purchased and placed in the boot of the car. Pricey tickets have been procured. Hundreds of dollars worth of groceries have been bought. Mesh sock thingies have been... Continue Reading →

Lost for words

Working in a government department before caretaker mode is VERY hectic. In the lead-up to the 2023 general election, something called the ‘caretaker period’ commences when the Legislative Assembly expires on Friday, 3 March 2023. As a general rule, no significant new decisions or initiatives, appointments or contractual undertakings should be made by government departments... Continue Reading →

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