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The Slug Election 2017

A slug is a small mollusk resembling a land snail but without the obvious exterior shell. It occurred to me as I surveyed my garden path, that the slug bears more than a passing resemblance to the average politician. Ergo
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Follow the Yellow Brick Road…

Friends! I was driving down a road nomered ‘Vertigris Road’, which set me to pondering on why it wasn’t called ‘Verdigris’? Had they misspelt it? Was it a mistOke? Further contemplation on the colour verdigris (a fantastic turquoise, often the
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Gentle Readers It has occurred to me, that if I added up all the blogs I’ve written, I’d have a pretty decent-sized book (or even books) by now. So I’ve decided to break with blogging for a bit, and concentrate on
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New Year and a Car Trip

2016 is upon us. For many, it’s time to take stock and look at where we’ve been, and where we’re going. I’m all out of advice this year, but I’d like to wish you all a FABULOUS 2016 and leave
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A water pipe in the roof burst, and this subsequently flooded my bedroom causing some of the ceiling to collapse. Cold, wet insulation, like soggy porridge splattered everywhere and I lurched awake with one thought only – turn off the
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So True…

Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten Cree Philosophy


Picture this.  A mature-ish woman sits down in a café to enjoy a coffee and a catch-up on social media.  She is confronted with a public Facebook feed showing a variety of a-jiggling and thrusting bottoms in various stages of
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utumn, in Western Australia, is my favourite time of year.  The light, the mild sunny days and that sweet melancholic feeling that comes with the approaching winter… Which brings me to Easter. Whether you are a Christian, or not, it’s
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KINGSMAN: The Secret Service

Colin firth puts in an impeccable performance as the ultimate ‘gentleman spy’ is this enjoyable comic- book-meets-James-bond movie. Directed by Mathew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class) Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a secret spy agency that
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The Concert Hall is a comfortable gig as music venues go; the sound is great, the plush seats snug and a position front and centre a promising start to an evening’s musical entertainment. Canada/USA’s Rufus Wainwright had come to town.
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Teen Manifesto

If your day starts with attempts to rouse your teenager from sleep, be advised that pleasantries such as “Wakey, wakey, rise and shine”, or “ Darling, you’ll be late for school” will have NO affect on the doona-encrusted youth. (Cold
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