Ode to Joey

At the end of last year one of the most devastating things that could ever happen to me happened. I lost the furry love of my life. She was my cat Joey and she made it to 21 years. I am coming up to the anniversary of her death, Christmas Day. 😦 I still cry…

She said I was controlling….

I was having a deep conversation with a friend.  I was crying. I was forlorn. Why did things not work out the way I envisaged them? So much wasted time. Such sadness. Such a shame. Such shame. Yes, things did not turn out the way I dreamt or planned. Yes, there was another person involved….

Short, Funky, banned!

I had a very interesting conversation in the hairdresser’s salon the other day! I was getting my already short hair shorter and styled differently. The end product was the photo above. As my stylist finished off the style running her fingers through my hair and teasing it upwards there was a sound of approval from…

I’m one of the lucky ones!

I have an AMAZING RELATIONSHIP with my husband. But here’s the rub… as amazing as it is, it hasn’t been easy. He’s a great guy, I’m a great girl but that is not enough to have an amazing relationship. Although we have many values in common our modus operandi and our way of being is…

Guru Gonzo

I remember watching an old Muppets special and it was Miss Piggy’s special. Apart from being, in my opinion, hilariously ‘old time’ funny, Gonzo made a cracking point in one of the scenes. https://youtu.be/GV4_wLfbN-A?t=8m34s After Miss Piggy does her exercise segment Kermit says “Well I think that went rather well” and Gonzo replies, “Compared with…

Why I read Blogs…

I’m making a commitment to myself. Every morning when I am having breakfast, I will read blogs. Why blogs? Because they are interesting, thought provoking, subjective and (mostly) independent. Rather than the old days where you would sit down eat brekkie and relax and read the paper, (that is such a juxtaposition to me…I don’t…

Money for nothin’

It is amazing where and when inspiration can strike. Inspiring me today is the story behind Dire Straits hit song ‘Money for Nothing’. I remember back in the 80s as a kid first hearing this song and loving it. I didn’t really understand it more than just some guy bitching about how hard done by…

Cracking Up!

“There is a crack, a crack in everything/ That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen A couple of weeks ago a Tradie came to our house to fix the roof and he accidentally knocked over a vase my Mum gave me. I have always liked the vase. It is Japanese and has a lovely…

The Trilby

Here I am sick as a dog….I wonder where that saying comes from? Give me a minute…I’ll find out…Stay there. Well who would have known there is divided opinion on what the term means. Some say ‘sick as a dog’ was referring to dogs because at the time (1700s) dogs, cats and rats were always…