A virtual advent calendar

When my kids were little, they always had one of those chocolate advent calendars. You know the ones – cardboard, pictures of Santa, or snow, or reindeer or Barbie or The Wiggles on the front and 24 little doors they could open to find a small piece of (barely edible) chocolate. This was a highlight…

Metallica is here!

For anyone who’s known me for very long it’s admittedly probably odd for you that I went to a Metallica concert last night and even weirder that I had such a great time.  I mean, I listen to ABC radio for heavens sake, 702, Radio National and Classic FM. My interest in expanding my musical…

O happy day!

What a weekend! Chaos from one end to another, but with a perfectly lovely result.  My ‘significant other’ and I are now co-habitating, after hanging about together for more than 2 years.  It was a huge weekend physically and emotionally (although the reality of it being finally really real hasn’t quite sunk in yet). After…

There’s a bear in there

The gorgeous picture of the grizzly bear lying sleeping on the log that is at the top of this blog comes from National Geographic (there, I’ve acknowledged the source).  This is the full picture: I have Google desktop set up at work and one of the nifty little widgety, gadgety things that I have sitting…

Rock my world

OK, so it’s common sense that a family that plays together somehow ends up staying together.  I’m talking about bonding with teenagers here though, so that’s a dodgy assumption from the very beginning. I’ve always been lucky that apart from the occasional yelling match over life-changing matters such as emptying the dishwasher, texting your friends…

Letting go

So, the General has gone to stay with his dad this week and I am busy telling myself it’s ok, I have to loosen the apron strings sometime, he’ll be back eventually, it’s only a week, it’s not a reflection on me as a parent, its…. get the picture? THEN, he goes and has a…