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Sorry I’m moving into such a beautiful house #notsorry

I suffer (and I use the term very ironically) from white man’s guilt. I was born lucky – white and Jewish in Johannesburg, South Africa with the many trappings of middle class luxury which that brings. I started to feel the guilt pretty much at the same time I was old enough to spell it and it’s never left me since. I realise every single day how lucky I am to be born … [Read More...]

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6 things to be very happy about

I realise I have been a little negative lately when talking about my renovation and my temporary homelessness. It’s a bit nauseating considering I am about to move … [Read More...]

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Putting my stresses in little boxes

Tonight when I barked at my husband for the second time in an hour he sent me this text I realised, when I sent a  tweet saying “I am so tense I am almost … [Read More...]

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Oh dear retail sector – the signs are all just wrong

I have solved Australia’s retail issues – okay I haven’t actually solved them but I have been able to pinpoint them which is very excellent news for everyone I am sure. Who needs economists and analysts when you have a woman with a credit card and a mobile phone with camera? Sadly I am pointing [...]

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Homeless

There are certain everyday rituals that I cling to – for an anxious neurotic like me they make me feel grounded and safe. They are my comforts, my constants, my luxuries and without them I am er, less comfortable, more anxious and way more unhinged. I love closing the curtains at the end of the [...]

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It’s (hopefully) not the end of the world

My husband has a very difficult job, It’s unrelenting, it’s almost impossible to get it right and it pays nothing. Of course I’m not talking about the billion hours he spends in the office , that’s a breeze compared to the job he has to do of trying to calm my anxiety. Ever since I [...]

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I was nominated to do this

  I have been nominated for something that I am not even scared of which makes a very good change because ordinarily I run away from nominations lest I have to be competitive. I don’t have a competitive bone in my body and quite frankly entering competitions scares me a bit. But this isn’t  a [...]

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The worst letter I could ever receive

It’s been a hideously unsettling few days for my little family. We’ve moved into a temporary house for the next 4 weeks while we wait for the new one to stop being a building site. It’s not actually a temporary home, it’s someone else’s very permanent home. Just not mine. And it’s hard to live [...]

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I’m falling apart

“I’ve had an epiphany” my husband screams from the bedroom as I fret in the lounge. I am siting at my computer reading the invoice from the removals company for perhaps the 18th time that day. It is around 9am. “What kind of epiphany?” I manage to mutter thinking for sure he’s going to say [...]