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 important that you attend school carnivals. Please! No one is going and I haven't had a single day off all term! Mate, I don't care if "no one is going." YOU are going. End of story. Do not bring it up … [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...]

You gotta nourish to flourish

I had an email from a reader asking me whether I could expand on something that Mrs. Berry and I touched on in this weeks episode of The Hot Flush. I'm sure you … [Read More...]

Lashes, tits, lip & hips!

Ok so I have this friend of mine called Kerri Sackville. She is an awesome author and columnist and is either hysterical or ridiculously sensible. She gives great … [Read More...]

Not safe for work, children or those with a low level sense of humour.

Welcome to The Hot Flush, the Worlds Premiere Podcast for the Peri-menopausal! In this episode, Mrs Berry does aerobics, I complain about having over-achieving … [Read More...]

Your Colours

This week I am planning a tactical and thoughtful assault on my wardrobe. I am not sure if all this Marie Kondo shit has subliminally sunk into my psyche, but the … [Read More...]

The Pros & Cons of The Boilersuit

A new fashion trend has come to my attention and I am just not sure what to make of it. Featuring heavily at recent fashion weeks in Paris and New York, it is a … [Read More...]

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 … [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...]