Category: life

Oct 20 2012

Back at the farm – and back in the hammock

I’m lying in my hammock looking up at the sun through the blossoms on the pine tree. And watching the air dance with yellow pollen blown on the wind. It’s a spectacular sight, and I wish I was poetic enough to capture it in words. When I’ve got my eyes open that is. We’re back …

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Oct 08 2012

I’m a rugby twit … I mean tweeter

I tweet during the rugby. When I’m not at the game that is. Yes, I know, I’m a wanker, or a twit. Take your pick. Doc asks me why I bother watching the game at all when I spend my time looking at the phone rather than the TV screen. But tweeting during the game …

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Sep 23 2012

A weekend with The Outdoorsy One

The Outdoorsy One came down to stay for the weekend. She was missing her mum and wanted to hang out. So we did. Saturday was a beautiful day. We got up and sat in the sun having breakfast. I made spiced ricotta, raspberry and hazelnut muffins, which we had with real coffee and champagne (well …

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Sep 03 2012

Why are women treated so badly by mechanics?

I lost my radiator! My car had been telling me on and off for a few weeks that I was low on coolant, so finally I thought I’d better check it out – as you do. I pulled into a service station, popped the bonnet and walked around to check the water level. And there …

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Sep 02 2012

Into the Mosh Pit … for a little while

I went to the Jack White concert at the Hordern Pavilion in July. I was reminded about it the other day when a friend wrote on facebook that she just bought tickets for Status Quo next year. Status Quo was the first concert I ever went to – and it was at the Hordern way …

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Aug 18 2012

Running away is not the same as getting away

We were back on the farm last weekend. Usually that’s a good thing. Doc loves going to the farm. It’s where he relaxes and recharges, but this time it was an attempt to run away. I should have known better – because, of course, things didn’t go smoothly! Doc has been going through some shit …

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May 03 2012

Do cats need anti-depressants?

My cat was going bald, which is a common occurrence that apparently everybody knows about except me. “She’s stressed” said my assistant “It happened to my cat when we were renovating.” “She’s stressed” said my psych nurse best friend “She needs antidepressants.” Though, to be honest, my friend thinks everybody should be on anti-depressants. “She’s …

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Apr 29 2012

Happy birthday to me

It was my birthday during the week. I love birthdays, and in our family birthday celebrations can go for a week. The day always starts with champagne. Although because this was the first birthday I can remember where I had to go to work it was only one glass. Then Doc dragged himself out of …

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Apr 03 2012

Is Coogee the trendiest place on earth? Sunday lunch number two

The second instalment in the Sunday lunch project and we’re wavering already. Plans were to go out somewhere around Dee Why because we were up that way for a 50th birthday. On the Saturday night we went out for dinner across the road from Dee Why beach. The restaurant was very good, the company was …

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Mar 08 2012

What do ute owners and Dr Who have in common?

This ute buying business is getting out of hand.  It’s now become a joint venture between Doc and his mates.  Doc is spending hours online looking for the perfect ute at the perfect price. And if he can’t find one for himself, he’ll find them for his mates. Have you ever heard blokes when they …

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