When I was 24 years old, I made the obligatory trip over to the UK to have my “Australian in London” experience. I had set off with the same hopes that most Aussies and Kiwis do. Set myself up in London, work, […]
I blame my dad. Ever since I was old enough to form memories, I can recall my father with his nose in a book. He read for knowledge, he read for pleasure, he read to pass the time. He would say ridiculously […]
Christmas means so many things to so many people. For some it’s a challenge to see just how much you can piss off your best mate with an awful present. For others it’s a time to delight in the failings of family […]
When I was living in Sydney I would go to the Archibald exhibition every year and gaze into the minds of brilliant artists through their portraiture. I will never forget one year when I stumbled across a forlorn teenage girl on a […]
I read an article a while back about the narcissism of our younger generation. The writer implied that any hyphenated word starting with self should be abandoned by society and we should stop being so egotistic. I kind of agreed with her. […]
On Valentines Day in the year 2000 I met my best mate Lachy at Charles Sturt University. He lived in the dorm downstairs from mine (represent Heath Towers). In 16 years we have supported each other through relationship break ups, moving houses/states/countries, […]
Being pregnant is so much fun. Wanting to die rather than suffer just one more minute of nausea, relocating daily life to the toilet to minimize travel time, enduring searing temperatures and humidity of 2000% in maternity clothes. So much joy. Such a blessing.
Of late, one of my favourite sayings whenever I am asked to do something I don’t want to do is, “I’m a mum, I’m busy”. Of course, I say this with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. When it comes down […]
Just for fun, tell other parents you’re traveling overseas with a one year old to see their reaction. It’s almost as outrageous as exclaiming “I am going to build my own spaceship to explore the possibility of an alternate universe”.