Noosa Surf Report

Growing up, we used to holiday at Terrigal on the NSW Central Coast. My grandparents had a holiday house right on the top of Barnhill Road, and when I use the term "house" I am being very generous. It was basically three rooms. The living kitchen area, a main bedroom and then an enclosed sleep out situation which had three sets of bunks, each with a mattress underneath them. … [Read More...]

Woog Soup

To me there is nothing more iconic than the great Australian Beach Holiday. It is the one holiday that I insist on every January. The three men fold always bitch and … [Read More...]

What a Marvellous Catch!

Sponsored by Bupa   If you are anything like our family, if you shut your eyes right now you will hear the cry of cicadas, and the dulcet tones of Bill … [Read More...]

How the Internet Killed Magazines

Back in the 80's, every second Saturday I would nag my Mum for my pocket-money, the grand sum of two dollars. I would get dressed and make my way up to the shops. I … [Read More...]

The Labrador Redemption

Have you ever wondered into a room and stood there, thinking to yourself "Why am I here?" You knew that you wanted to go into that room for a purpose, but as soon as … [Read More...]

Self Help Junkie

This is but a snippet of the self help literature that I own. Self help is a BOOMING industry and when I mean BOOMING I mean billions of dollars are spent every year … [Read More...]

Mrs Woog decides to stop killing herself

You may have heard the rumours around the inter-webs that I (hopefully) put out my last cigarette at around 9.30pm on Sunday night. An hour later, I called a mate … [Read More...]

The time between Christmas and New Year

Well hello and good day to you all. I hope you are enjoying all the spoils of the season. This is a funny old time, these days between Christmas and New Years Eve, … [Read More...]

Why the little moments matter

Brought to you by Bupa When I was four, I inherited my older sisters bike because she had grown out of it. It was a big day for me, as I watched my Mum screw … [Read More...]

As part of my therapy

Sponsored by the Australian Physiotherapy Association   2017, around these parts, will be remembered as the year that Mr. Woog did his back in. … [Read More...]

How to Survive the Festive Season without being restrained with a straight jacket and taken away.

There is no denying that we are in the thick of the festive season, which I believe started back in July when the local RTA put up a Christmas Tree for you to look … [Read More...]

2018 Predictions

At around this time every year, the self-appointed colour gurus at Pantone release their "Colour of the year" and for 2018, they have announced that it is Ultra … [Read More...]

What is with this time of year?

Why do we always feel the need to catch up with people that we have spent the last 11 months trying to avoid? Why would you want to go and party with people from … [Read More...]


Schadenfreude¬†is a german word. It is a compound of Schaden 'damage, harm' and Freude 'joy. It basically means that you take pleasure over someone else pain. It … [Read More...]

How to cope during Mercury Retrograde

Well it is official. We are all allowed to be legit cranky and short with people at the moment. And there is a reason! There is a supermoon/retro in retrograde … [Read More...]

Happy Hormones?

Ok so you know how last week I wrote about WHEN HORMONES COLLIDE and then followed it up with another sad post called SOME BAD NEWS where a relaxation guru told us … [Read More...]

Is Instagram killing Blogging?

I started blogging back in 2008 because I had a baby and a toddler and was slowly going a little bit bonkers. Like, I swear, if the Seventh Day Adventists knocked on … [Read More...]