On Friday, I was driving my youngest to school, when out of nowhere he asks me, “Mum, where did kick the bucket come from?” “What?” came my surprised reply. “Kick the bucket. It sounds stupid, but where did it come from?” the inquisitive child queried further. “Well, that’s a very good question. I don’t know. … Continue reading Watch Out For The Bucket!
It was a stinking hot day in the Australian outback this day, way out near Whoop Whoop somewhere. Nothing was moving. Not even the ants. The air was thick and dry and walking outside felt like suffocation. Andy sat inside the homestead, just watching nothing out the window. No breeze. Not a whisper stirred in … Continue reading BLOWIE
As a writer, ideas come to me at any time, anywhere. This particular one which I am sharing with you today, is a nonsensical poem which came to me in my lunch break one day at work in 2014. I had been thinking about how I mucked around with my youngest son, at bed time, … Continue reading When Tales Collide
These last few days have been fantastic spending it with family and enjoying some much-anticipated fun with everyone. The dad jokes in the bonbons even got a few laughs! Boxing Day was spent with my partner’s mum and brother. It was an extra special occasion as it had been over 15 years since they last … Continue reading BEING REPOTTED
Christmas time has arrived. The anticipation of what lays under the wrapping paper beneath the Christmas tree grows as each day is a day closer to Christmas Day. The advertisements increase and the sales of 50% off are screaming from every outlet possible. Christmas carols play in the shopping centres and elevators everywhere. Carols by … Continue reading Christmas is…..
FIVE MINUTE FICTION This is the story of an almost true event which happened to a friend of a friend of a friend of mine’s cousin. It was not your typical white Christmas. Mostly because it was in Australia, a country so far under everywhere else, it almost hides amongst the ice of the south … Continue reading THE TREE
My favourite colour is orange, closely followed by yellow, red and purple. Basically, I couldn’t choose between them so I prioritised them. Orange and yellow are both vibrant, happy colours which inject energy into wherever they are situated. In reality they are equal first, but orange is slightly more crazy than yellow, so I’ve placed … Continue reading PLAYING FAVOURITES
This week, things have been way too serious for me. I feel so weighed down with so many negatives that I need to lighten up a bit. So, let’s look at a pretty crappy subject for a change…….. Self-flushing toilets! No need to thank me. It’s my pleasure to discuss such things. You’re probably thinking … Continue reading FLUSHINGLY BRILLIANT!!
Once in a while, you come across something in life which makes you exclaim “Seriously?!” This month was one of those months which made me stop and raise one eyebrow. Ever heard the saying ‘you learn something new every day’? Well, I will give you a hint to what I am raving on about – … Continue reading WHAT A VERY ODD SPOT!!
Mothers Day just passed last Sunday, 14th May 2017. This was the first year that my twins weren’t with me for Mothers Day lunch. To say I wasn’t hurt would be a lie. I never contemplated they would one day have to divide their time. But here I was, this year, faced with the inevitable. … Continue reading MOTHERS DAY 2017