My phone died again a few months ago and I didn’t put the Facebook or Instagram apps back on it when it was replaced. Why? Well there are a lot of reasons, but mostly it all boiled down to just not wanting to. You see, I’m turning forty, and I’ve realised that the total number … Continue reading Why I quit social media.
Easter is only a few short weeks away and while most of us will holiday during that time, it comes with the rite of passage most adventurous parents will partake in at least once in their caregiving career: the camp trip. I've covered this topic on a number of occasions, but never the dreaded bit … Continue reading Four Must-Have Games For Your Easter Family Holiday.
I almost killed my 20 month toddler on a long drive once. I was very well-intentioned, but as I'm also not the sharpest carrot stick in the lunch box, I was a bit stupid and did something which brought him reasonably close to death in an area of Outback Queensland where they have a) limited emergency services … Continue reading Fun road trip stories #1 That time I almost accidentally killed my toddler.
Poor Gympie, always getting the rough end of the holidaying stick from its pretty blonde-haired Sunshine Coast cousins: Noosa and Rainbow Beach. An old gold mining town with little sex appeal apart from its plethora of farming machinery stores and The G Spot (the town's adult shop), it's reputation was not improved in our household when … Continue reading Five Child-Friendly Activities in the Gympie Area
Remember those camping virgins we went to Kenilworth with, hoping to laugh at all their stupid first time camping mistakes only to completely cock up our own camp site? Aah yes, good times, good times. Well not long after that when they proved they weren’t completely useless, we went on another weekend camp trip to … Continue reading Family Camping at the 9 Mile Cobb and Co Campground
I used to teach early 1900s Australian history to thirteen year olds. Oft times it was difficult to say who was more bored- me, wondering when the overloaded spit ball above a child’s head would succumb to gravity and fall onto a desk… Or the students, whose hormonally overloaded brains wondered who the hell these … Continue reading Australian History Hilarious? A Review of ‘Girt’ and Eliza Fraser.
A friend sent me a link to the New Yorker’s Daily Shouts entitled “Valentine’s Day Poems for Married People” which I clicked on and felt in turns humoured and a little sad. Don’t get me wrong, I have a long affinity with hating Valentine’s Day. I blame high school where I was never one of … Continue reading Eight Places To Be Romantic in Noosa