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 … [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 you darkened the door frame, all memory, sense and logic leaves you? Similarly, have you spent some time looking for your keys/phone/wallet when you realise that they are right … [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 on books, apps, podcasts, seminars, TV shows, radio programs, blogs and taxi drivers. And at the moment they are all telling me to have a vision for 2018. And have a goal. And a plan … [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 Violet. Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The colour is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground … [Read more...]

Schadenfreude

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 is not a nice social trait to have. Donald Trump and Peter Dutton both possess this trait. When you were a kid and would laugh at others who have taken a massive stack off their BMX bike … [Read more...]

The Great Escape

The youngest and fluffiest member of our family has become as escape artist! To be fair, I don't blame her as I often dream of running away, perhaps with an apple and a box of tissues tied up in a handkerchief tied to the end of a stick slung over my shoulder. You know, old school style! Once, when I was about seven, I had a strong disagreement … [Read more...]

50 Shades of Grey Hair

REJOICE! THE AGGIES ARE COMING OUT! Well, not quite 50. But at this point in my life I have noticed quite a shift in my outlook, and may I just say, about bloody time! This shift presents itself to me every day, and now I share with you some signs heralding my coming of wisdom, and age. And it is all alright by me. Bring it on. You are … [Read more...]

You are an idiot. A lesson in telling your inner critic to fuck right off.

I am not sure where this blog post will end up, but let's just suck it and see? "I am my own worst enemy." I told a mate recently to which she responded with "You said it sister!" and then we clinked our cans of Diet Coke together. Then she admitted that she felt that her own confidence was on the decline, and I know that there are a lot of … [Read more...]

Are you firing on all cylinders?

Every morning I get up, I read the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I shave. - George Burns The other day I was on the phone to my Mum when we started talking about certain dates. Naturally I started looking for my phone to check the dates and it took me some time to realise that it was in my hand, being used as an actual telephonical … [Read more...]

How to sleep. Or not.

The first conversation I have every morning with Mr. Woog is about the quality of the last nights sleep. Because when you get to a certain age there is not much left to talk about. Sleep, the weather, the state of the world, which kid is pissing us off the most, you know. The important stuff. Sleeping is a bona fide hobby of mine. Some people … [Read more...]