Choc Raspberry and Coconut Protein Shake

I think I have died and gone to protein heaven! I find it very difficult to maintain my recommended levels of protein and fats. I operate on a 1.5g per pound of bodyweight ratio when I’m doing my strength training and without telling you my weight, that’s A LOT. I loathe bananas and avocados and…

Book and Movie Review: Gone Girl

If you haven’t heard of Gone Girl, you’ve been living under a rock. I also intend on making this post about as full of spoilers as you can get, so bugger off if you’re still under the rock and are comfy there. The book, as the cover states, is an “addictive no. 1 bestseller”, or…

Bill Bailey is Awesome…

Bill Bailey is awesome. This is a fact. Even though I’m predisposed to like him, he truly is hilarious. Why am I predisposed to like him? Well, he’s a larger than life clone of my uncle. They have the same look, although Bill has a bit more hair, they both fling their arms about when…

What’s Up?

OMG, sooo much stuff. I went to Oz Comic Con in Brisbane last month and it was amazing! I took Cailee and my mum and things like this happened… I met Joanne Kelly and immediately decided that she is my favourite person in the entirety of ever. We spoke about gender representation in television and…

Book Review: Top Secret Twenty-One

Gosh, I swear it only feels like yesterday I did the review for Takedown Twenty! Ok, looking back tells me it was in December, so it really wasn’t too long ago. Where to begin? Ok, this was definitely an improvement on the travesty that was Takedown Twenty but that’s kind of like saying that generic brand block…

GISHWHES 2014!

GISHWHES. Otherwise known as “The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen” or, that thing that Castiel from Supernatural keeps talking about. Do I really need to tell you what it is? I think the title is kind of self-explanatory. Misha Collins likes scavenger hunts and he decided to make one that can…

Japan and Unexpected Surprises

So, life got busy for a while. Now I’m living the dream.  Seriously. I got back from Japan a few days ago to discover that I got the job I wanted and that a suite of poems I wrote (you may remember I absolutely hate poetry) was actually highly commended and it was recommended I…

New Adventures

I flew my family to Adelaide for my graduation ceremony this week. Poor suckers. Even I was bored and I was the one being celebrated! The flight was long and boring. Cailee’s go to manipulation when she doesn’t get what she wants is to say she needs the toilet, knowing full well we will drop…

Budget Herb Garden – Success!

My garden was pretty ugly out the front. Horridly, horridly ugly. I was silly and didn’t take a photograph of it before I ripped it to pieces, but here’s an approximation – Take this badly tended garden from the back of my house… And add a couple of those dead shrubby things and one of…

2014: Year of Doing Stuff

Most people look at me with shock, horror and sometimes, (very rarely) awe, when I tell them that last year I worked full time and did two full time uni degrees with a child. Whether they can’t fathom doing it themselves or I truly am mad I don’t know. I tried to explain it to…