The Luxurious Period

What do these four items have in common? According to the Australian Government, they are all considered to be luxury items. This week the Greens were unsuccessful in trying to remove the GST on sanitary products, arguing that we are being penalised for simply existing. Us Aussie sheilas spend 300 million dollars a year trying to stem the … [Read more...]

If I was you, I’d want to be me too. Except not.

Did you know that your "funny bone" isn't even a real bone? I started thinking about it when I whacked my elbow on the car door during the long weekend. The result was not funny at all. But because I have an enquiring mind, I wanted to know why why why? It is the ULNAR nerve that creates that pain. This nerve is responsible for the control of your … [Read more...]

The Funny Looking Kid

When I was a kid I was not an attractive one. I was as skinny as a rake, had hair that was thin and wispy, sticking up all over the shop. My teeth protruded from my gums at any which angle it wanted and I had one eye that was able to look straight while the other eye pointed directly to my nose. This was rectified when I spend two years wearing … [Read more...]

Hurt people hurt people – My theory as to why people are assholes

I went for a walk this morning with mates. We went bush and it took all my concentration not to tumble down the rocky paths. Once we reached the bottom of the path we were rewarded with this glorious view. Isn't it staggering that this can be found ten kilometres from the middle of the city? But then to return we had to do the stairs of DEATH AND … [Read more...]

On being a part of a cartel

  So by now we all know that mental computation is not my strong point.  So I must have completely taken leave of my senses when I agreed to start volunteering at the local High Schools canteen. For a start, it was nothing like a shift at the primary school, where one would just turn up and get to work. I had a list of can and cannot do's … [Read more...]

A tale of sausages and judgement

"Where is my mouth guard Mum?" And so it begins again. Footy season is upon us again and all over Sydney, puffer vests are getting a thorough airing as the weekends are now spent sitting on the sidelines telling all who will listen how corrupt the ref is. Hands are warmed with overpriced, takeaway coffees while younger siblings, high on the side … [Read more...]

My name is Mrs. Woog and I am a sell out.

Recently, a lot of you (thank you kiss kiss) filled out a reader survey so I can get to know my readers a little more. I was starting to read some of the responses when the words appeared on my screen...... Heart stops. Panic attack knocks at the door. Questions ones every move... Now lets turn to Wiki for some big words... "Selling … [Read more...]

Don’t forget to press record

It has been a long time between drinks for the much adored and adhered podcast Woog & Berry! Thank you for your patience, all 6 of you. We completely cocked up the start as SOMEBODY FORGOT TO HIT RECORD but we muddle through. It is not safe for work, not safe to listen in the car of you have children on board and generally not safe at all! … [Read more...]

Assholes and Opinions

Be still my beating ovaries..... When I think of the US Federal election, there is one word that drifts out of the cloud of contentious issues. It is the one thing I will remember from the campaign. Abortion. For it is this topic that has repeatedly been the focus of many of the reports and debates coming out of the campaigning. Mainly … [Read more...]

What truly tests your marriage + BONUS RECIPE!

I am here to tell you NOTHING will test the strength of a marriage like the death of a major appliance. On Saturday morning we called the time of death of our much-loved and  cherished dishwasher. A quick trip to the Good Guys found her replacement. But they would not take the old one away unless it was "unplumbed". Mr. Woog, who is not a plumber, … [Read more...]