Are you being served?

I am a reformed shopper. Years ago, you could not keep me from a shopping centre, as I fingered all the fabrics and tried on all the shoes. I could spend a whole day shopping with a girlfriend, stopping for lunch, before hitting up the next set of shops. These days, that is like a little bit of hell for me. I will go when absolutely necessary. Like it was this … [Read More...]

You get better

I first met Jessica Rowe at a book launch and we became firm friends straight away. She is a rare bird, being able to re-invent herself after getting knocked down. A … [Read More...]

Adulting 101

Sponsored by Bupa When I was little, all I wanted to be was big. I couldn’t wait to grow up and take on the world. I know I wasn’t the only one, as we played … [Read More...]

Electric Vehicles, Dead Cats and the Circus

Our intrepid reporter Polly Waffle has admitted to me that she is "forlorn over the politics in this country." but has still taken the time for the best "non-spin" … [Read More...]


As someone who works in social media, I have seen so many changes over the past dozen or so years, and I haven't really moved with them. I am all about the words, … [Read More...]

Taking the Poodle to the Groomers

This week I went to my hairdresser. I am in the process of growing my hair out a little but and I was looking rather bedraggled. My hair was discussed with regards … [Read More...]

Pollie Waffle on the 2019 Budget

Our lovely friend Pollie Waffle is back this week, and despite being hit with the flu, she has dragged herself from her bed to her couch to give you her un-biased … [Read More...]

How to pickle fennel

Fennel is a flowering plant species in the carrot family. It is a hardy, perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. It is also quite stinky. On … [Read More...]

The Pinnacle of Wealth

Growing up all I ever wanted was the Fisher Price Tree House. I never achieved my dream, and had to make the most of my friend's Fisher Price Tree House when I went … [Read More...]

Introducing Pollie Waffle

I am very lucky to have a very smart spy on the ground who is willing and able to cut through the political spin that is EVERYWHERE here in the Australian Political … [Read More...]

Should your kid go to the carnival?

Yesterday I got into a text exchange from my youngest son. Can I please not go to school tomorrow because it is the athletics carnival? Sorry darling but it is … [Read More...]

How to Sleep

Oh you are freaking kidding me right? Me, a 45 year old peri-menopausal woman with a overactive imagination, sleep? But sometimes I do, so I thought I would run … [Read More...]

My Cup is Nearly Full

Well hello there friends. I hope you had a nice week. I took myself offline for the week as my wheels got a bit wobbly over the dreadful state of current affairs. I … [Read More...]

Weapon of Choice

Recently I was at the nail salon where I forked over my hard-earned cash to have some poor girl spread wax all over me and rip out the many unwanted hairs from the … [Read More...]

Work Experience

Recently we received an email from the school telling us that Horatio had better start thinking about what he wanted to do for compulsory work experience at the end … [Read More...]

Out with the Old & in with the New!

As Mr Woog enjoys his 45th year on the planet, he continues to surprise me with his advancing idiosyncrasies. He has always been a little bit eccentric, but as the … [Read More...]

Win one of three copies of Zealot. A book about cults.

I first met Jo Thornely in a dodgy pub in St. Leonard's. She had been a reader of the blog for a while and I had been enamoured by her twitter feed. So we went on a … [Read More...]