Surfing the Menu by Dan Churchill and Hayden Quinn

Saturday, April 16, 2016 Permalink

I’m not much of a cook. For a Cook. Hee hee… see that play on words? Yes? Cos my last name’s Cook? Oh okay… so, not funny then. #whatevs

But it’s true. I don’t mind cooking for me as long as it’s something simple, but that’s about the extent of it. I’m the target audience for those 4-Ingredient cookbooks cos my eyes glaze over if I see things requiring me to visit a grocery store. Or separate eggs. 

Continue Reading…

Book review: Primary School Confidential by Mrs Woog

Monday, March 21, 2016 Permalink

I’ve long been a fan of Woogsworld – a blog named after its author… Mrs Woog. Which isn’t really her name, rather a moniker adopted in the hope of maintaining some anonymity while the Aussie mum quips about her kids and daily life. It’s a hugely popular blog here in Australia and she has garnered a devoted following of those who appreciate what she describes as ‘making the most out of the mundane’.

I don’t have kids – or a husband – so can’t always relate, but I almost always find her posts unflinchingly honest and hilariously funny.

It came as little surprise then, that Mrs Woog was approached by Allen & Unwin to put her often-unique take of the world, in print.

Continue Reading…