Second-Hand Grief From Celebrity Relationships

First Brangelina and now another Hollywood golden couple have called it quits. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their split just last week after eight years of marriage, causing an absolute internet frenzy. Their goofy and seemingly nice personalities have won everyone […]

How To Be A Man

I was in an airport lounge the other day flicking through the fancy glossy quarterlies, eating heaps of yummy stuff, having a wine etc.. in fact it was reminiscent of that episode of Kath & Kim where Kath and Kel miss their flight and […]

Big BOOTY Biatches Unite!

So why is it so hard for a plus sized girl to hire something to wear to a fancy function? Honestly, does the world not think that big girls go to fancy functions? I mean seriously world, I am a big girl […]

The Bachelor – True Love or Truly Fake?

The issue of diversity has become a constant discussion point in The Bachelor and other types of reality shows, with cookie cutter, blonde stereotypes representing what’s expected to be a sample of our population. The show cherry picks their own ideal Australian […]

Time To Tell Our Kids About War

The new war film Dunkirk opens with (small spoiler alert) six young British soldiers walking away from the camera down a deserted street when five of them are shot in the back one by one. The sixth, clearly not long out of […]

Stuck In A Funk

Stuck in a funk? Life in reverse? Time to get a Plan. Some of us know the feeling when life becomes a grind and routine is the main game. It’s like the days just turn into weeks, then into months without much […]

Dr Doolittle

So you know how I can talk to animals….. Oh – haven’t I told you about that? Yeah, I can communicate with animals. No really, I can. Especially dogs but most animals actually – although fish are tricky and frogs for the obvious […]

Change Up

Did you hear that Daniel Day Lewis is retiring from acting? THIS A TRAGEDY! Absolute tragedy. What a freakin’ talent. He won three Oscars for Best Actor – the only man ever to do so – and I defy anyone to watch him and […]

The Stepford Underpants

Do you believe in Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Dear Reader? I do. Brad Pitt says it so well in the movie Moneyball – adapt or die. You have to keep up with the times. Technology alone, my God! Sometimes by the time I […]

Recognising And Renegotiating The Mental Load

I’m a week back from holidays in Fiji. Eight days with a long-time girlfriend spent in beach clubs, floating pontoons, swimming in crystal clear water, sail boats, champagne, great food and heaps of laughter. I have been stopped in the street and supermarket many […]

How Pets Can Turn Us Into Better Parents

Somehow, despite our different languages, we have found ways to teach our animal companions to simplify our lives. You’ll often see a golden retriever loyally guiding his human parent without comprehending the concept of blindness, or a rescue pooch diligently searching for […]

5 Reasons Why Decluttering Is Good For You

Have you been feeling frazzled and anxious lately? Maybe questioning your control on life? Are you struggling to unwind and relax? If yes, it could be that it’s time to declutter. Clutter fuels disorganisation and can bring with it embarrassment, stress and […]

School Reunions, Nostalgia And No Idea

The jokes started through our small Facebook group. Was it really thirty years since we left school? Are we really that old? Who is going to go? Who else would be there? Our lives now, dispersed across states and countries, different responsibilities […]

Challenging The Grey Matter!

For a number of years now I have reached for a notepad (paper or electronic) when I am invited to a meeting, asked to prompt a reminder or simply need to remember a pending action. This act of recording all ‘to-do’ items […]

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