The poor ballerina has lost her leg (the one that held her on the ground) so she’s a gonner but the rest of the team are here will bells on. The big girls arrived last night – was supposed to be midnight and ended up being 1am but it was worth the wait for the … More Told you I couldn’t ice a cake!
Windows cleaned – tick Beds made up – tick Turkey, lamb and ham purchased and in fridge – tick Christmas tree – waiting for someone to make me put it up. Christmas cake made – tick Christmas cake iced – I don’t know how to make that groan-y noise but it’s definitely not a tick. I … More The icing on the cake.
Most of the time these days I’m sitting in my office thinking, ‘Is this Saturday?’ I have a 1-7 chance of being right but I’m at that point now where I don’t much care. It’s a day. Thank you to whoever arranges the sun to rise and whatever else you do because quite frankly, I’m … More Everyday is Saturday
It pays to do your research first. I am a third of the way into my new novel and thought I’d better check that the police details I’ve been making up are somewhere within the realm of possibilities. I made some enquiries and was directed to the Serious Crash Unit police team who within a … More My Day with the Police
Yeah, it is okay. Now. After decades of paying mortgages of more than 18% we only have the rates to pay on our overvalued houses. Rates that come out of the pension we get because when the rules changed we had nothing to save and with inflation the way it was, we couldn’t, even if … More OK Boomer
They’re always women. She was in the foyer all afluster when I arrived. ‘I need a coffee, no maybe it should be a tea. Yes. I think a tea would be better on this hot day. Iced. Do you have iced tea?’ ‘Just what’s in the cabinet.’ ‘Oh no. I won’t be able to afford … More Weird people who go to Film Festivals
I once had a baby on Labour Weekend. I had thoughtfully managed to avoid Bathurst – which in those days was on Free To Air television. I suspect the ambiance of the occasion permeated through to the womb because the baby arrived the following weekend with the disposition of a racing car driver and an … More Labour Weekend