Random Stories, Travel

Outback Etiquette

AKA Does Anyone Know if I Should Order Dinner for My Children from the Seat of an Outback Toilet? I’m sitting here watching a series on Netflix called Very British Problems.  The episode in question is discussing how to deal with other human beings; such as what is and isn’t acceptable and how discomfiting any… Continue reading Outback Etiquette

Conversations, Parenting, Random Stories

There’s always a bright side. Even if that bright side is that you only lost a finger.

Lessons come from the most unlikely places.  Like from children and applesauce. And crack.  Sometimes from manky, infected toes and bubblewrap, but that's another story altogether.  Today’s lesson is courtesy of applesauce and crack and I don't really know how I feel about it all. Ash, eating applesauce straight from the jar. “It's Apples Mum.… Continue reading There’s always a bright side. Even if that bright side is that you only lost a finger.

Conversations, Parenting, Random Stories

WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP TRUSTING ME TO DO THINGS? IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!

So here’s the thing.  People keep putting me in charge of stuff and I can’t work out why.  No, really.  Managers are supposed to be fully functioning adults and if we have learned anything on this blog, we know I am not a fully functioning anything. I used to be Assistant Manager at a refuge… Continue reading WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP TRUSTING ME TO DO THINGS? IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!

Random Stories

Perhaps I am the Prime Minister of Australia. Only Time Will Tell.

I’ve decided I’m a genius.  No reason other than the fact that geniuses... geni-i... people who possess the smarts are often unappreciated in their life time.  And I am unappreciated.  Ergo I must be a genius.  Flawless logic really when you think about it. Artists are the same.  So I’m probably an artist too. Save… Continue reading Perhaps I am the Prime Minister of Australia. Only Time Will Tell.

Random Stories, Work and Career Advice

I am a tree. Or a poor imitation of a circus clown. Hard to tell which. Help me please.

  Dear Sir/Madam/possible inheritor of $5,000,000 from a Ugandan Prince Do you ever have those days where your creativity feels stifled in your windowless, soulless, office?  Do you feel like you need light to grow and thrive?  Like a tree?  I am a tree trapped in a box with no soul. Sometimes you just need… Continue reading I am a tree. Or a poor imitation of a circus clown. Hard to tell which. Help me please.

Random Stories, Work and Career Advice

Do not ship puppies interstate, but if you do make sure you put a sandwich in the box

The other day I got a phone call that amused me for the rest of the day.  To be honest, as I sit here telling you about it, I’m still pretty amused at myself.  My job can get a little monotonous and sometimes I’m just looking for small ways to keep myself smiling. Things to… Continue reading Do not ship puppies interstate, but if you do make sure you put a sandwich in the box