Scary stories from a lovely place

Rules for making stupid lists that insult our children

Usually I write about how things are unfair for women, how we get the raw deal, and men are the ones who are advantaged because of their gender and physicality. … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

This is what a feminist looks like

On an early morning work commute last weekend my husband was listening to the radio when one of the presenter’s made unsavoury reference to woman’s virginity. Excited about starting a … Continue reading

September 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Donkey decisions

I am so sick of politics. Disenfranchised. Angry even. Certainly bored and disappointed. I’m considering ‘donkey’ voting in the upcoming federal election. Here in sunny Australia we have to vote. … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 2 Comments


I could count on multiple hands the amount of times I’ve been told that I needed more willpower in dealing with my children. It’s my own fault. I too easily … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · 3 Comments


Just when I was feeling a tiny sense of optimism for reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, the last couple of weeks unfold. A few years back in a moment … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Foraged fennel flan

We’ve been consuming a lot of gardening books around here lately. Every time I visit the library compelling titles keep jumping off the shelves into my eager little hands. I’ve … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

A Scandinavian interlude

Last time Stephen and I visited Dublin a trip to Ikea was one of the things he wanted to do. It seemed strange to me. But Stephen left Ireland before … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 2 Comments