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Dear mums at the park

You were looking vexed. The older lady asking if the two toddlers heading out of the park towards the carpark, clearly annoyed you. How did I know? It was the total look of disinterest, lack of reply and eye contact and laid back position on the grass that gave you away. The grass must have […]

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Do something and expect nothing

Why does it feel so good to do something and expect nothing? Lately, especially in these tougher economic times, it seems that so many people are all about ROI (return on investment) and delivering tangible, quantifiable benefits (read outcomes that you can see and measure). So you would think that volunteering would be out of […]

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How to crack your nuts

In this short post I’m going to tell you how to crack your nuts. Not in a rude way in a practical way. I was very pleased with myself when I thought of it. Take one garlic crusher and place your nut in it. Press lightly till the outside cover cracks. Recover your nut from […]

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Crying on my yoga mat

I’m sitting crossed legged in sukhasana and all of a sudden I realise I’m about to start crying on my yoga mat.  I move into child’s pose and the sniffles come. I move back into down faced dog and the kind of muffled gulps of what will be crying start. Lucky my head was down that’s […]

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Getting to the bottom of Australian Women’s Weekly

Bosoms and bottom cheeks. That’s the flip side of the Australian Women’s Weekly (AWW) this month. The elegant and gracious Princess Mary and her girls on the front cover (with a creepy Prince Fred hand on her shoulder but no Prince Fred) and butt cheeks and boobs on the back. Every time I walk past […]

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Birthday party for 12

Kid’s party panic

Organising, a Christmas party for 200 or a town party for 1000, no problem .  Have me organise  my own child’s fifth birthday party for 12 and I start to sweat. I’m not kidding. The Rubinator turned five recently and a Batman party was high on his agenda for a perfect birthday. Hosting it at our small abode was […]

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Losing my voice

I lost my voice for two years. Not the words but my voice. Come to think of it when I started blogging I wasn’t really sure what my voice was at all.  I just thought had to start writing, I had to start somewhere and the rest would come. Well, WordPress tells me that since that first […]

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NaBloPoMo

NaBloPoMo is not a swear word

NaBloPoMo is not a swear word.   NaBloPoMo is November’s National Blog Posting Month. So for the whole month of November the aim is to write a blog post a day. So far I’m up to two, doing okay. I did miss Saturday and Sunday but then I did think 1 November was Sunday so technically […]

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Dear Max, please go the **#@ to sleep

Dear Adam Mansbach, when you wrote THAT book, Go the **#@ to sleep, politely dual-released as, Seriously just go to sleep, I read it and I laughed. I try not to make profanities a part of my everyday vocab, but I laughed the laugh of a parent who has two children that go to sleep as […]

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