Life in general

Last week this photograph appeared on my Facebook feed. Firstly I thought to myself… that doesn’t look like Robyn Lawley. Secondly I hoped the magazine used the inverted commas because they were being facetious rather than actually defining the model (as she appears in that photo) as plus-sized. Fortunately many agreed and the comments underneath […]


My niece is currently spending two weeks in the south of France at a ballet summer school. It’s been ages since I travelled and I really have no desire to do so – except when I see others’ photographs and a vague yearning inside of me is awakened. Having said that – if I’m honest […]


Extreme massage*


Long time readers of this blog will know that I often have very excellent ideas (my talking Facebook App and Famous Person Bedtime Stories App are just two examples!). Why no one ever approaches me with a chequebook in hand to patent and copyright my brainwaves I do not know… Anyhoo… today’s stroke of genius […]


US talk show host John Oliver’s “How is this still a thing?” segment recently dissed the Commonwealth Games. I know, I know…. gazillions of sports lovers all over the Commonwealth are livid. I assume. I have to admit, I’m kinda with the UK-born comedian on this one. In fact, I didn’t even know they were […]


I thought about wearing my contact lenses the other day. But it all seemed too hard. I told a friend later and she commented that she’d never known me to wear contacts. That stopped me in my tracks and made me realise how different my life is now… compared to just two years ago. Obviously the […]


Someone in the Aussie Bloggers Facebook Forum recently asked the group how to respond to a very negative comment they received on their blog. I watched for the responses with great interest. Fortunately on the whole I fly under the radar. I do – however – get the occasional unhappy reader or frustrated responder. And. […]


About change


I’m dealing with a cold or sinus pain or something at the moment – puffy eyes I’m struggling to keep open, blocked nose, cheekbones threatening to explode…. you know, the usual. It’s been hanging around off and on for about a week now so it’s getting a bit old hat. So, cos I’m feeling a tad […]


Although I no longer read my mother’s trashy magazines I *may* read one or two when at the hairdressers. Vogue Schmogue. Give me WHO Weekly. Or OK! magazine. Or similar. There’s nothing like bitching about the latest celebs and their dodgy fashion choices, too fat/thin (or both!) bodies or drunken exploits while I’m sitting in a […]


Always one to keep up with the latest news I feel compelled to defend ‘Our Cate’ against the naysayers complaining about her beach attire. A rip curl rashie, boardies and some crocs. I mean FFS… you really can’t get much more Aussie than that. I mean, sure I know Cate could have donned some rubber […]


I’m not sure what was in the water, but yesterday my Facebook feed included old school photographs shared by three (separate / unrelated) friends. I appeared in only one of these batches of photographs but seeing the others reminded me of something I always find quite strange… I can look at any school photograph from […]


My father’s arms


Last weekend I attended the funeral of a friend’s father. My brother has been best friends with *N* since their high school days over 33 years ago. (Actually my own memories of their early exploits are quite murky but exploding bottles of home-brewed ginger beer come to mind! Later of course, came college parties, Bruce […]


Why I write


Non bloggers will be bewildered. Or you know… not care at all. But bloggers will now be familiar with the blog hop thingy going around. Akin to the flu or measles. ‘Cept less debilitating. I’ve been tagged by the lovely Lee-Anne to share ‘Why I write’. It’s actually come at a good time as it forced […]


I’m working every day over the next couple of weeks. Not full days, just part days – but (although I don’t have to dress up or don work attire at all) – I’m struggling to find enough stuff to wear. My old pre-seachange clothes don’t fit and my post-seachange clothes mostly consist of soft-pants and […]