I’m Alex; a mum, writer, editor, accidental superhero expert, pop-culture fan and try-hard baker.
When I was at high school in the 80s, I felt I could just sit back and cruise on easy street, because I was destined for a career either in Neighbours, as a model, or as George Michael’s wife. But by the time the mid-90s rolled around and – shock– none of those things happened, reality bit and I ended up editing Australian Smash Hits magazine instead.
But a few years later, asking the likes of Peter Andre and Daniel Macpherson (who?) ridiculous questions about their underwear and who they fancied had become rather tiresome. I decided to “go freelance” (I needed a little break). Various other jobs in the magazine world followed, including at Weight Watchers and TV Week.
These days I work in communications and am the mother of a 7-year-old son, Spider Boy. He likes superheroes, screen-time, sausages and jumping on things. He hates it when I sing, or cry while watching TV. He doesn’t know just how cute he is when he scowls and growls at me, “I’m NOT cute, I’m cool, MUM!”
As well as working, feeding Spider Boy and treading on Lego, I blog and do the bare minimum when it comes to housework. I like cake. I have a 7-minute workout app on my phone and have used it 1 1/2 times.
Certain life events to do with marriage and divorce have meant a move from Sydney to Canberra, then from Canberra back to Sydney for the past five years. Now I’m about to move back to Canberra again. I’m looking forward to new adventures.
Join me on The Alexcellent Life to find:
- Excellent adventures of the day-to-day as I balance work, home and life
- edited highlights of the daily joys in the ordinary, and
- reminders that when life gives you mediocre, you can make it your own kind of excellent.
You can also expect:
- a pop of culture
- a flash of retro
- a touch of vintage style
- the occasional Haiku, and
- a dollop of dessert. Because even though I’m always “on a diet”, there’s always room for dessert.
Thanks for visiting. It’s great to have you here. I would love you to say hello in the comments section and let me know what you think.