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 ...

Ute to the alter

Of all the things I imagined going wrong with my wedding, this wasn’t one of them. I had backup plans for almost everything. I had a plan for rain, a plan for delayed transport, a plan for surprise guest allergies. I was the woman with the plans! The day ...

Energy Storage is a Dynamic Field!

It is I, Georgina Glass, and I'm stressed out of my mind. Ever since I came to Melbourne I've been totally flat out, and it's making me feel really guilty because my Australian boyfriend keeps wanting me to meet his family. I swear, I'm not trying to brus ...

Feeling old at the skating party

I’ve been researching what kids like to do nowadays, and it’s making me feel VERY old in the process. I might add, I’ve come up with nothing. It’s still a mystery to me as much as it used to be. So now I’m supposed to plan my nephew’s birthday party, and ...

Paper Boats Just Need Motors?

We've never once succeeded at the Paper Boat Race Championships, but that's no reason to stop trying. One day, this shall be a great mainstay of Melbourne, even a tourist attraction. But for now, it's mostly just a laughingstock that amuses people every y ...

Pet Friendly Garden Upgrades

I’ve been having loads of problems recently with my garden. I don’t really know what the problem with this specific patch is, but both my animals are having endless problems with it. My little kitten has gotten three rose thorns in her toes and my dog kee ...