How to make chicken schnitzel in the oven

I know that this blog post title isn't the most sexy or alluring, but I think that it is important to share game changers, so here we are. I love a pub dinner and I rate these pubs purely on their chicken schnitzel. Now schnitty┬áis a bit like sex, or pizza. Even when it is pretty ordinary it is still pretty good. It is a crowd favourite. Marrying into an Hungarian Family, … [Read More...]

Four Chicks in Byron Bay

I don't know about you, but quite often I might be sitting around with the Trophy Wives of Lindfield when someone might say something like... "Did you now that … [Read More...]


The Grammys were on this week. Once upon a time this would have been of great interest to me, but now, apart from Lady Gaga, I have no idea who any of the artists … [Read More...]

Maybe I am doing an ok job after all….

It happened last Sunday, mid afternoon. I cannot recall the exact time as I think I blacked out momentarily. I was in my office, playing with my new Mac as Big … [Read More...]

Let’s talk about sex

Ok, so we won't be talking about my personal experiences, which is as sexy as "Quick, the kids will be back in 45 minutes!" but more interestingly I want to discuss … [Read More...]

An Apology to an Old Foe

I am not a naturally brave person. Perhaps back in 1982 was my last act of bravery. I would have been in about year 3 when I was on my pushy out the front of our … [Read More...]

The Coffee and Cake Committee

Do you ever think that your mental age is way off where your chronicle age is at? Some days I feel like I am 23 while others I feel like I am about to hit 80. And … [Read More...]

The Politics of the Council Clean Up

Ms. Leith was not amused. It was that time of year again, Council Clean Up. Decent members of society do the right thing by booking in their free council clean … [Read More...]

What to do if a spider bites you

It has been a long time since I have felt as loved as I do now. Thank you, to each and everyone of you who have inquired about my health since I was stung by … [Read More...]

When Instagram Goes Down

For a few hours yesterday, the world seemed a bit lighter. A bit more real and a little more happier. I wasn't sure what was going on but I was quite productive and … [Read More...]


  Up until yesterday, it had been decades since I had been maimed by an animal. The year was 1993. I was a university student studying at the Bathurst … [Read More...]

On Trend, with Bob Katter

Fashion is fickle. Every season we are presented with options that have trickled down from the catwalks of Paris, loosely modified for your everyday person, and … [Read More...]

My most embarrassing trait.

  Now, I must preface this with saying that this is according to my oldest son Horatio. If it were up to me, it would be the fact that I have a dreadful, … [Read More...]


These are the faces of life-long friends. These are the faces of 45. These are the faces that have avoided make-up for a month. This is basically an advertisement … [Read More...]

Bring Back the Clap!

  In no way am I suggesting you get out there and act like an alley cat to pick up gonorrhoea, it is far too hot this summer for such shenanigans. I am … [Read More...]

What Sparks your Joy?

Ok so the name Marie Kondo is not actually an off-the plan mid-priced affordable housing option. It is the name of a 34 year old Japanese Superstar who has made … [Read More...]

The Middle Ages

Darling people who live inside my computer. I hope this blog post finds you well and you have recovered from all that Christmas/New Years Palaver, and escaped any … [Read More...]