The vaccine, the vomiting, The Voice and a visual disturbance.

Daily life is heading back to normal, but still a quieter normal for us, while the world is erupting. Even though COVID-19 restrictions have eased in the past couple of weeks, we are still only really going to work and school and slowly striking a few things off the to-do list. A tradesman came to…

April “school holidays” 2020 – Tik Tok, nature walks and essential slime

I'm loving our regular sunset walks on Red Hill. Term 2 started here in the ACT last Tuesday after a quiet and different "school holidays" which took in Easter at the beginning and Anzac Day at the end. My son George and I go to Sydney to see my family every holidays. We usually celebrate…

Pre-corona era memories: George's wild night on the Gold Coast part 2 – "Saturday night – no social distancing!"

View from level 8 of Manta-on-View Hotel in Surfers Paradise Long title, but we're in complex times. As I typed this I could hear the title as a voiceover for a horror movie trailer. It's strange thinking that just over a month ago, when George and I were in the midst of a crush of…

Cruel Summer (but there was still some fun to be had)

I don't mind Summer but I'm always ready to say goodbye to it and move onto the next season. It's the end of February 2020, we're two months into the new decade and it's been a disaster-filled start for many - fires, floods and there's the Corona virus threatening to emerge as a pandemic, and…

Sex and the City: Dated, or does it still have something to teach us about dating? 29 lessons from SATC

Sex and the City (SATC) turned 20 last month. Yes, I'm late to celebrate the party because,¬† life (and the city). But I wanted to acknowledge the milestone with a blog post, as it's been one of my favourite TV shows over the years and I feel compelled to share some pearls of wisdom from…

Crockery, cake and Cartier: a very royal wedding weekend

  Well "the wedding" of last weekend is over, but the honeymoon certainly isn't. Many I've spoken to still admit to being in a post-wedding glow, and admittedly, I'm having trouble letting go of the occasion this week. I didn't think I would get as enthusiastic as I did about the marriage of the sixth…

Cocktails and dreams: back to the 80s at 88mph

As an 80s teen and someone who saw Back to the Future three times when it was first released, AT THE CINEMA, I knew Canberra's new 80s-themed bar, 88mph, had my ¬†name all over it. I couldn't wait to go Back in time! (thank you Huey Lewis and the News). This new venture by owners…