I will judge you

The eldest and I watched “The Imitation Game” together the other night. I spotted it on sale for $9 when I was in the Kmart queue, so I grabbed it. I wasn’t expecting much given the price tag, but I remembered the eldest raving about it. She happily sat down with me for a second […]

How did she do that??

Imagine you’re holding a thin piece of woven wire, about 2 metres long, with a plastic handle at either end. Imagine skipping as fast as you can with that piece of wire for three long, excruciating minutes while four people sit counting each time your foot hits the ground. Imagine having a nasty case of […]

My big mouth

When I was a kid, my dad was a mad fan of a comedian called Dave Allen. He was Irish and had half a finger and sat on a stool during his TV show sipping whisky. I’ve never forgotten his wide-mouthed frog joke. Here’s a version of it: A wide mouthed frog, living by the […]

This will be … interesting

A perfect family storm has unleashed its fury on the Household. When I picked the eldest up from school yesterday afternoon she informed me she was too sick to go to art class. She sounded VERY snotty. Again. Unfortunately I had to drop her to school again at 6.30am this morning with some Nurofen and […]

How does he stay sane?

DD spends most of his life on planes at the moment. He arrived home from Korea and Japan on Friday then flew out to China last night. I don’t know how he does it, although it’s a respite from the other thing he spends most of his life doing – being on teleconference calls. I […]

I don’t think there’s a way

It’s been quite the festival of fancy wine over the past week. First I had my boss’ farewell lunch on Wednesday, then I went to the Wine Communicators of Australia Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners lunch on Friday and today I’m off to Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards … I’ve lucked into […]

Scheming and squealing

There was NOTHING on TV last night, which was annoying when I was trying to dodge housework. The house is a mess, but I’ve been madly working on  the communications for the announcement of our new CEO today and I was too stressed by all the cloak and dagger to tidy and mop. Who can be […]

I can’t do that any more

Is it a sign of old age that my body can no longer tolerate alcohol during daylight hours? I’m like some sort of booze vampire who can only imbibe after the sun goes down. My boss had a retirement lunch with her staff yesterday at a lovely, old sandstone restaurant called Banjo Patterson Cottage. I […]

Technically in love

Waaaaaaay back in my 20s, my boyfriend headed off to Asia to find himself. He told me not to wait for him. I was really cross about that, so I didn’t. But we stayed in touch while he was gone. Staying in touch in the 1990s was a quaint concept. There was no global roaming […]