Camp cramps

There are all sort of parents in this world, and you see them at the school camp drop off. Those who are whooping their way out of that bag drop, punching the air and screaming “Look out silence, HERE I COME!”  They wave enthusiastically at a tinted window their child could be behind (but whoContinue reading “Camp cramps”

Missing Mother

Breaking News:  Reports of a possible missing person.  A stay-at-home mother from Sydney’s Insular Peninsula appears to have disappeared. The missing mother is known as a woman who quietly and boringly got on with her life as a housewife and children’s Uber driver.  She was not known as social, being as she was mostly stuckContinue reading “Missing Mother”

Practising Kindness. Kind of.

My late rising New Year’s resolution is kindness. Be kind, show kindness, kind, kind, kind. It’s everywhere – the new catch phrase to counteract narcissism generated in our age of the selfie.  Me me me it’s all about me, verses Be kind to one another. I should have been an anthropologist or psychologist instead ofContinue reading “Practising Kindness. Kind of.”

Ageing Disgracefully

Hair Remember these? Well, this was me as I hit my 21st year (times two) of life.  When the grey’s popped up in my mouse brown hair, I thought blond highlights would be a good idea to blend them seamlessly away.  Beginning with just a little blond, I found myself a year later unsuspectingly sportingContinue reading “Ageing Disgracefully”

Staging a #Fexit

I’ve staged a #Fexit. That’s a Facebook exit.  Unlike the #Brexit I did not consult a whole country. I did however let my ‘friends’ know I was outta there, lest I miss something vital, like a baby, engagement, or self-tan gone hilariously wrong.  I asked them to pick up the good old dog and bone.Continue reading “Staging a #Fexit”

Formerly Fabulous??

I once actually had a fabulous life, you know. Not just a trying to be Fabulous Authoress life. Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week (MBAFW) reminded me this week. Yes, I used to be that Fashion Editor in the front row at Australian Fashion Week.  I had a Chanel handbag and a MaxMara coat.  My makeupContinue reading “Formerly Fabulous??”

Two Funerals and a Brain Scan 

Last year was one of those years – I couldn’t go to Coles without catching pneumonia. At one point I just took my sick-after-sick-after-sick kids out of school and we ran away up the coast to a big wide open space with no snot in it.  Add to this a brain scan for me, twoContinue reading “Two Funerals and a Brain Scan “

In hot pursuit of passion

So ladies, we’ve now “got it all”.  Someone burned a bra and we can be CEO’s, mothers, revolutionary’s, and expert children’s party crafters. But so many women are not happy with this. They are trying to cut back on hobbies, friends or even family in an effort to calm a chaotic life.  They meditate onContinue reading “In hot pursuit of passion”

A moment in London

As I cross London’s Tower Bridge on a crisp, Autumn English morning, the sun belts it’s rays through the pretty bridge turrets and they appear adorned by jewels. It strikes down shards of brilliance through the bars and ropes hanging onto the banner below carrying cars, two-storey red busses, and more like me, wandering. ThenContinue reading “A moment in London”

Rut wrenching

Lately I’ve been feeling flat, in a rut, like a bored old stay at home slob instead of mum.   First world problem, I know this. But how to fix it? Day in day out in the house with kids is one sure way to feel completely hemmed into a rut. I keep saying toContinue reading “Rut wrenching”