Talking health with an old chum

Today I was on the tram and ran into an old pal from high school, Kasey. I haven’t seen her for yonks. We’d never been that close, but she seemed up for a chinwag, so I really went for it and told her all about my bung knee. She reciprocated by telling me ...

Surprise! You’re a Homeowner!

I think my fiance is being given a house by his great uncle. Not as an inheritance - just as a gift. This is totally news to me - I hadn’t realised I had impending family members in-law who are doing so well on the finances front. I didn’t even know my fi ...

For Want of a Nail…

Unfortunate, when your day gets ruined by an errant delivery of fish. I know having more fish than usual is supposed to be a good thing, but our fridge-freezer is currently not working as it should, and thus we have too many fish. Our fridge-freezer i ...

Playful Pup On The Loose

I’ve been looking after my brother’s dog, Zappa, for a few months while my bro is overseas. He’s a very large and very energetic ball of love - essentially, playtime embodied (I’m talking about Zappa, not my brother). Yesterday, my neighbour told me that ...

Let The Kids Party

Sometimes I wish I hadn’t signed up to be the coordinator of my daughter’s Under 7s dance team. I mean, she’s only six - how competitive can a team really be at that age? That’s what I’d thought when I put my hand up for the job. As it happens, they can b ...

Honeymoon in Aus: Great Ocean Road Plus East

Ever since we got engaged all Jamie talks about is our honeymoon. Before we had even set a date for the wedding he had decided we were going on a skiing trip through the Alps. He is big on his adventure trips. A week later it changed to a hiking expeditio ...