Not a country girl, then?

I could never quite understand my cousin Julie (I’ve changed her name. Regardless of the fact that she lives over the other side of the world, I’m still not going to invite her wrath). She is a week younger than me, we look similar – same height, same kind of weight (back then, anyway), same …

Certifiably Insane

Between you and me, there have been times over the last twenty-five years where I’ve wondered whether I was actually certifiably insane. One time when I clearly remember questioning my sanity was while lying in a darkened room watching the flickering and fuzzy picture of my unborn child on a black and white screen. “Congratulations!” …

Your habits are keeping you broke

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The lengths to which I go…

The lengths I go to to keep my husband alive and in one piece (and hence able to earn a decent crust for the family)… While my husband is unconcernedly swinging on the end of a rope ten metres up in the air, having gracefully ascending a climbing wall, making the whole thing look ridiculously …

“Stop being so poor!”

“I need help!” I said to my brother, “I’ve got these programs sitting there, ready to go and I feel bad because they’re just going to waste. You’re good at selling, and I hate selling, so can you give me a hand?” I had a kind of vague , wishy-washy, airy-fairy idea that Alan (former …

Do you have permission to be rich?

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Intolerant Old Bag

As I write that title, I’m beginning to wonder something: our bodies reflect our minds (so the new age, mindset kind of books say), in which case, is what’s going on with my body a reflection of what’s going on with my mind? Am I mentally becoming an intolerant old bag and that’s why my …

Epic Fail, Facebook

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Sometimes I get too smug

Weekend? What weekend? Oh, you mean the last two days? The ones that normal people, with normal Monday to Friday jobs spend doing things like the weekly shopping, mowing the lawn, washing the car and getting drunk? THAT weekend? Oh, I spent those days doing stuff for the accountant, you know, updating spreadsheets, downloading data …

Pass the Valium, please!

I’m in this bizarre space where I’m flitting between pride, excitement, severe worry and sleepless nights. And we’re nowhere close to the time of The Event. Last November, Keeley asked if she could go on exchange with school this year. “Sure!” says I, keen for her to spread her wings and experience the world in …

Menopause, Marriage & Motherhood

Millennials

Ryan sent me a video to watch the other day by a guy called Simon Sinek, who’s talking about how Millennials are struggling with forming relationships, having rewarding careers and life in general. I shared the video (and I’ve put the link at the bottom of this post or you can click on the picture …

Menopause, Marriage and Motherhood

When the Post Holiday Blues bite

I went to the laundry twice on holiday. Hoping to forestall at least some of the post-holiday pile of washing. But no matter how hard I try, no matter what hopeful strategies I put in place, a few hours after we’ve arrived back home, my laundry looks like a volcano. A volcano that’s spewing smelly, …

A bit of a breeze

One of the wonderful things about living in Perth is the Fremantle Doctor. Every afternoon… Actually, I’ll rephrase that. MOST afternoons he comes to visit the sweltering suburbs, bringing relief in the form of what the Sand Gropers (Western Australians) call “a light breeze”. It quickly became blatantly obvious that my idea of a “light …