Sorry I’ve been a little awol, however in my travelling there have been times when I’ve been without that precious commodity, WiFi access. It’s ok, I’m recovering from the pain and anguish, in fact it’s actually quite refreshing to be looking at the scenery and engaging with my mates without distraction.
My 19 year old daughter gets to vote for the first time in the Australian Federal election. Confusion abounds, unsurprisingly so. The TV news is congested with images of 2 middle-aged men cuddling terrified babies, and it’s only going to get worse. The political platforms are somewhat baffling, in that when claims of equity and […]
My teenage daughters are looking for work. Yes, if you’re looking for a babysitter, waitress, retail assistant, do please let me know! You see they have self-funding issues, in that the cash for the Vodka (for the 19 year old), the new jeans, the party costumes (most recently a penguin), and other such necessities of […]
Actually I have no intention whatsoever of doing so, however my daughter keeps telling me that I should compete in a tv cookery competition just because I’m a half decent cook. Really, as if I don’t tell myself enough times in the day things like, “Karen, you really should do something about the fact that […]
The weather has been amazing for the time of year and as I was working today (very productive, pretty chuffed) I decided I would walk my puppy on the beach, in the lovely early evening sunshine. Big Mistake; HUGE! I have decided that whilst my puppy is called Toby, and is a Retriever, as distinct […]
That’s a pretty bold statement, Monsieur Some Gardens! I found the quote in a gorgeous book, Buddhist Offerings 365 Days, Edited by Danielle and Olivier Follmi, and published by Thames and Hudson. Alongside of each days’ quote is a stunning photograph, and against this particular quote is a photo of a horse lying on its […]
When I was in school, many many years back, girls didn’t have quite the options they do now. I was told maybe I could become a secretary, or a teacher, a policewoman or a nurse (NOT a doctor, mind you). I think Mr Evans, our cute Welsh Geography teacher who doubled as Careers Advisor, just […]