A screw loose

I looked at the receptionist an admitted to her out loud. "I am really bad at adulting."  She didn't miss a beat, bless her cotton socks, and admitted that she wasn't really great at it herself which was alarming as she was a medical receptionist and they are some of the most powerful people on the planet. The thing about growing up is … [Read more...]

Why do I get goosebumps?

If you listened the The Hot Flush this week, the Premiere Podcast for the Peri-menopausal, you would understand the title of this blog post straight away. For you see, during the recordings I got goosebumps. BADLY! And I asked Mrs Berry why did we get goosebumps and she didn't know. Then I said that I might do some research and share my … [Read more...]

Perfect conditions for hot flushes

  Why are women so tired and angry? More butthole jokes. Mrs Woog continues to fashion herself as the replacement for Jack Thompson as Australia's national poetry reciter. Mrs Berry makes Mrs Woog gag (5 for 5 for those keeping score). Then technology killed the podcast stars. SAD! … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Bullies

Today, Friday 16th of March, is the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. Bullying is defined as the following. Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that causes physical and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their … [Read more...]


So, yeah. I was having a chat to the old ball and chain in the kitchen the other night. He was making zucchini slice and I watched with interest as he started to grate three long, smooth cucumbers. It has got nothing to do with the point of today's lesson, but I just thought it was quite an interesting observation. After we caught up on all the … [Read more...]

How to piss off a teenager

Oh adolescence. What a mystical, unpredictable, somewhat stinky beast you are! When I first started blogging ten years ago, the internet was littered with the new wave of Mummy Bloggers and I fit that to a tee, as I had a toddler and a kindy kid and they were cute and funny and I shared their little stories. But we also used to have a good old … [Read more...]

Honour the Women in your life

One of life’s pleasures is to get a professional massage. I adore getting a massage and always think, “Why don’t I get these more regularly?” but due to time and fiscal restraints, they are more of a “special occasion” pursuit than an up keeping exercise. Brushing your teeth is an up keeping exercise. Using deodorant is an up keeping exercise. … [Read more...]

A Labour of Love

So anyway, back in 1992 I went to Charles Sturt University in Bathurst where I met a multitude of amazing friends whom I am still very close to. One of them is Mrs Berry. Between the two of us we have 6 teenaged boys. Which is why we drink. But it is also why we have had to learn not to take life so seriously and why we believe that we have a … [Read more...]

Kissing Toads

Like many of you, last night I sat on the couch with a girlfriend, clutching a glass of wine and looking on in horror as JUSTIN sprang a pash on Carly on that show Married at First Sight, which I will never declare publicly that I watch it because I am far too high brow for such low rent television. Please keep that tidbit to yourself. My … [Read more...]

Saturdays in Bigga

On the sixth of July 1973 at Tamworth Base hospital a new baby was born. That baby was me! Born in the Country Musical Capital of the Country and I spent the first five years of my life living in various country towns. My Mum's family hailed from a little town outside of Forbes, Binnaway if you are interested. My grandfather was a wheat and … [Read more...]