Send me a filing fairy in 2018

Its the last day of the 2017 and my house is in chaos. We have decided to rip up the bedroom carpet, sand back the floors, paint and refresh in preparation for a new bed. Meanwhile, the entire contents of the bedroom are spread throughout the rest of the house and in the garage.  It … Continue reading Send me a filing fairy in 2018

This is how little boys and girls are made

I was doing some tidying up, pretending I could get rid of books when I found this picture book. I instantly recognised it but did not remember it. Ever wondered where gender stereotypes come from? Perhaps you didn't notice them in your storybooks. Here is Sheila On the Farm. What is David up to? Apparently, … Continue reading This is how little boys and girls are made

Mental Health for Creatives

Mental health has been on my mind lately. Literally. Don't ask me to verify these figures but I am told we have between 12000 and 50000 thoughts in a day. Is that 34 thoughts in a minute? Someone should check my maths. Apparently, 80% of those thoughts can be negative. I  studied a little bit … Continue reading Mental Health for Creatives

Sleep tips for overactive minds

I take sleep very seriously. I love sleeping. I hate not sleeping. All that advice about sleeping is important - avoid caffeine, have a set bedtime, a bedtime routine, don't fall asleep in front of the TV (which really makes me feel like a zombie the next day) I invariably fall asleep with my book … Continue reading Sleep tips for overactive minds

Why I am a Feminist

Do you know in what year the Queensland Government was not longer able to discriminate against married female teachers? Think about a little while, have an educated guess and I will tell you at the end of this post. The other dreaded F word. Feminism. I am a feminist because the man who did the … Continue reading Why I am a Feminist

My obsessions are dull – I should be flying

These men have aviation fuel in their blood. The commentator did not mention any women. I am sure women can be obsessed with flying these old planes too. The Brisbane Valley Airshow is a place for obsessives. I feel my obsessions are somewhat dull in comparison. People are wearing old army uniforms, have old army jeeps, leather-bound … Continue reading My obsessions are dull – I should be flying

Pokemon Go blows my middle aged mind

When my 18 year old comes home and offers to walk the dog, something is amiss. That never happens. Is he on drugs? No. It is Pokemon Go. After work I stroll along the Riverwalk and usually meet an average of four people and two dogs. Today I saw fifty people, (two dogs and one baby). They have a screen … Continue reading Pokemon Go blows my middle aged mind

A Duchess IS a piece of furniture

At a boozy dinner party a while back my friend told me a story about his girlfriend's duchess. I don't remember the story, just the joy of hearing the word duchess again. I am a child of the 1970's and I had a duchess.  For some reason I now I have a dresser. When did … Continue reading A Duchess IS a piece of furniture