Melons Facts

So I started this post off thinking it was going to be a letter to the man who broke my heart. But a recurrent theme in both my life and also this blog are my exasperated matters of the heart and so therefore are my escapades into the bottoms of bottles of wine. So. What […]

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Not for Parental Consumption. An Ode to the Sexes; Women Are from Venus and Men Are from F**k Knows Where

Warning: if you are related to me, I suggest you skip this post.  A connoisseur of matters of the heart, you’ll no doubt notice my recurrent theme of the flailings and also the failings of men. The feminist within me wants to discuss more important issues, but here we are yet again; you have to […]

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A Shout Out to My Ex*

*Exes. Following a break up, I once posted an ex an extra-large bag of peanut M&M’s. I picked these up on the way out of the airport following a holiday we were suppose to go on together, which I went on with my best friend as I had been unceremoniously dumped prior to it: This I thought […]

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Pig Ribs

I have this part of my body that is only akin to a roast dinner with pork belly. Its all skin and podge, and it sits neatly under my bra and above my little round untoned belly; like awning for a patio. I can grab it in a crab claw hand and shake it with humour, […]

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Grandad

Theres a hustle and bustle of bodies, all cramming into the house. People have parked miles down the road and march to the gate in the crisp wintry air, clutching treats and festively wrapped gifts. The doorbell doesn’t need to go because they’ve been spotted coming up the garden path and the great flurry of welcomes […]

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The Uncomfortable Risk-taker

When backpacking, or even generally in life, you will inevitably meet circumstances of spontaneity and risk that you either embrace whole heartedly, diving into the exciting attractions of that unknown abyss. Or you run, crying back to your capsule bed/comforting cocoon of stability and dressing gown of protection. These opportunities vary. Travellers examples range from […]

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