17. A DIY on something I know nothing about.

I’m a DIY’r from way back. The first time I remember taking on a job probably best left to the professionals was when I was about seven years old. My mother and I decided to service her sewing machine. We took it to pieces on top of the dining table, cleaned and oiled it, then […]

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16. My obituary.

I found this a little creepy.. it gave me a wonky feeling in my tummy. I mean, no-one really likes thinking about their own death, do they? Especially not when they have two young children. I decided that the only way to handle it was to go for absolute best case scenario.  

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15. What I am addicted to and why.

I’m addicted to a few things. Tea. Books. Knowing every little thing my children have eaten that day. The one I am going to share with you is new. When I became a stay at home mum, I made a simple rule for myself and I’ve managed to stick to it about 90% of the […]

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14. The best Christmas I’ve ever had.

This post was meant to be about the worst Christmas I’ve ever had but I’m sick of writing about negative things. It’s my confession.. so I changed it. I grew up in a household with my mum and two sisters. My dad, step-mother and two half siblings lived in another city. When I married, there […]

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13. That thing that really gets my goat.

Lying. The End. No? Well.. okay, then. I already admitted to being a mighty fine liar in my early years when I wrote about it here. You would think that having been someone with a penchant for moderate exaggeration in the past, I would be understanding when others slip out a white lie or two. But…. […]

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12. My earliest childhood memory.

This one is really hard for me to answer because I remember most of my childhood in vivid detail. My memories are in full colour with sound, taste and smell. Sometimes, I can attach a day of the week or the time of day to them but most often it’s just the temperature or the […]

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11. The last time I cried.

I know exactly when it was. Last Saturday at precisely 9am. If you’ve ever been to Sydney Airport’s departures drop off zone you’ll appreciate how little time they give you to say goodbye. As you ascend the ramp, you’re met with guys wearing hi-vis vests and angry faces as they direct your car to where […]

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10. 7 things I learned from being a kid.

It is remarkably easy to manipulate someone if they look up to you. My sister fell for any trick in the book if it meant I would allow her to remain in my presence. One game we played was called Please. It involved holding out  my hand, and saying “Please” to which she would have to […]

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