Seven Years On – My Kid Is Awesome

My daughter turned 7 two days ago.  Even now, seven years later, I still sometimes have mixed emotions about her birthday (never about her, she’s awesome). The day she was born was unequivocally the worst day(s) of my life. Instead of holding this marvelous little baby that would eventually grow up to be a sassy…

TV Review: 13 Reasons Why

I recently watched 13 Reasons Why on Netflix and I feel utterly compelled to write about it. 13 Reasons Why is the story of Hannah Baker, a teenager who commits suicide and leaves behind a series of tapes listing the reasons why she made the decision that she did.  It is told from the perspective…

What Now?

Hello everyone! Did you miss me? Probably not. Let’s face it, only about 3.6 people read this blog and I’m fairly confident that, apart from the occasional rando from Europe, about 95% of visitors share my surname.For those of you that are not my stalkerish parents, I’ll let you in on what’s been going on…

Death by Cretoxyrhina

The other day I nearly met my maker in the most embarassing of ways. Picture this: I am driving to work at 10:30 at night. I’ve just passed the Rex Lookout halfway between Cairns and Port Douglas and I have about 30km to go at this point. It’s a dark night, relatively cloudy but not…

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…

Chomp!

Don’t worry, that wasn’t the sound of me biting off more than I can chew! That was me swallowing the last unpalatable bite of university for the year! FOREVER! Sort of. Unpalatable is the wrong word really. The assignments tasted like recycled cardboard and the university’s attitude towards certain things tasted like all the bitterness…

New Daddies and Cybermen

This morning we were playing around and I mentioned to Cailee that her daddy would be going away for a few days tomorrow. He’s got that guitar making trip to go on because I am an awesome wife. I’m so awesome that I just shut my mouth and paid for the extras he decided to…

Crocodiles eat peoples!

My daughter is currently obsessed with crocodiles. I have no idea how this obsession got hold of her. Sure, we live in Cairns where there are croc sightings and there are always news articles about dimwitted morons losing limbs/life to them but she can’t read the news so it’s probably escaped her notice. I should…