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I’m counting every step I take (and it is as boring as it sounds)

For a person who hates numbers as much as I do I am a bit obsessed with them. You could say I have a bit of an obsession with counting while at the same time harbouring a deep and genuine hatred for any form of mathematics or sentences containing numbers. It’s a constant battle in my head between calming myself with sequences and loathing the thought of numbers swilling about … [Read More...]

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I’ve joined a cult

There is no easy way to say this, I have joined a cult. It started late last year when a friend asked me if I would come and see a demonstration at her house, … [Read More...]

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This birthday there was no cake

Yesterday a friend dropped past the house to drop some swimmers off for her son who was coming around later that day for a swim (and because it was Little Pencil’s … [Read More...]

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Do parents want the best for their kids or just for themselves?

  Sometimes, while I am in the midst of screaming and shouting or threatening some major punishment, I wonder how much of what I am saying is going to be repeated by Little Pencil when he grows up and takes himself off to therapy. There are some arguments I remember with a clarity all too […]

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This is how you fit 365 days into three weeks

There are a few things I have been having a really hard time with lately putting eyeliner on (because I am old and my eyesight is failing, I have been known to walk around with a line of makeup somewhere near my eye that will invariably smudge at some point in the day and make […]

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The bazillion things I love about living my life online

You know that feeling when you have so much to say but your blog has been having a few days off at the health farm (ie getting fixed from the silly spammers that hacked it) and then when it comes back all shiny and clean, you forgot what you wanted to say? Funny that, because […]

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Blogging 101: How to put yourself and your readers to sleep.

I couldn’t sleep last night and I think it is because I have so much to do today. Instead of getting a restful night’s sleep to energise me and prepare me for the day ahead I awoke at 1:0oam after a “luxurious” one hour sleep and did absolutely nothing on the internet. At first I […]

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Adolescence the second time around

You know what’s really hard? Adolescence the second time around. I know what you’re thinking, you didn’t even know that you could go through adolescence a second time, mainly because it only happens to a damaged unique and particularly neurotic type of person. The type of person who still has issues around their own teenage […]

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Thank you for having me ABC

My love of Richard Glover is legendary, I’m such a fan that my love extends to all things around him. I’ve loved his wife Debra Oswald since I heard her interview with Richard Fidler and obviously I love her because of Offspring. But not content to stop there I have also developed a serious crush […]