If I just lay here

UI spent a lot of time looking out this window over the last few days. It’s my hotel room in Melbourne. People had heaps of suggestions for me when I told them I was going to Melbourne. Go and see the Escher exhibition, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. But I didn’t want to […]

I’ve been sneaky

It’s not very rewarding being my friend at the moment. I’ve been a bit obsessed with the latest dramas besetting me. I suspect it gets a little wearing. So I’ve been on a mini-break to give myself something fun to talk about. The mini-break isn’t a financially sensible thing to do when I’m facing thousands […]

7 stages of leech

I was walking into my local shopping centre on Saturday when I felt something sticky on the bottom of my foot. I glanced down and saw blood. So. Much. Blood. It was odd and slightly scary because I wasn’t in any pain. I took a photo of the carnage for posterity and limped up to […]

Make it stop!

Freaking hell, it’s March 1 already, which means it’s birthday month. To be specific, it’s 51st birthday month. Why does 51 sound soooooo much older than 50? Fifty. One. Cor. Blimey. It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as 21, which I celebrated with a barbie in my parents’ backyard. Here are some […]

I’ve gone soft

And I’m not talking about my squishy belly. I was hanging the washing out last night when I glanced up at the sky and almost cried. The sunset-tinged clouds were so beautiful! A huge smile spread across my face as I stood mesmerised on my lawn. Until recent years, I didn’t give a toss about […]

Mystery man

I don’t quite understand why, but I’m beyond excited about seeing Taron Egerton play Elton John in Rocketman. I’m fascinated by Taron, he’s avoided becoming a household name or a gossip column staple while being the most amazing chameleon. He’s played roles ranging from Eggsy in Kingsman to Eddie The Eagle and now Elton. And […]

Rough with the smooth

Geez the past week has been a flipping nightmare and an absolute delight, wrapped up together in a gift called life. The nightmare stuff included: The youngest hearing scrabbling and squeaking in the ceiling, me spotting a giant mofo rat in the yard, then hearing scrabbling above my head while I was working from home […]

A very expensive mistake

I got pulled over by the police on Saturday on the freeway. I wasn’t speeding, I wasn’t texting, but I’d done something really, really daft: I’d forgotten to pay my car registration. It was due in November. I’d paid my car insurance and my CTP green slip, but for some bizarre reason the rego had […]

Happy Margarita Day!

Soooo … I followed up my night on the Queen Elizabeth with a trip to Queen Elizabeth Drive yesterday to celebrate World Margarita Day. How very coincidentally regal of me! I’d been invited by Patron Tequila to a celebration at The Bucket List in Bondi. The venue was transformed into a Patrón tequila home, complete […]

That was a bit posh

DD and I had the loveliest time on the Queen Elizabeth cruise ship last night. It was the bulkest of fun. We were invited to a Starward Whisky launch – Starward filled two red wine casks with whisky, left one to mature at it’s headquarters in Melbourne and bolted the other to the deck of […]