List – less.

The first rule of mental health should be to learn to scribble things down. While your ‘ever so neat’ spouse might criticise you for the abundance of post-it notes and scraps of paper everywhere, at least he/she won’t have to pay for psychiatric counselling every time you go on holiday or host the extended family for Christmas at your place. … More List – less.

Photo Death.

Sucking in my last lungfuls of air before an avalanche cuts off both by oxygen and the route to freedom. Sheer walls surround me, each one a solid, heavy block. One false move and I’m a goner. Gingerly I edge my way through the danger zone, past soft piles and hard walls. Where do I start digging? I have to make my way through this. Somehow. … More Photo Death.

Doomsday – is there any point to prepping? Or will we be…

Doomsday Preppers are an…interesting lot. I reckon maybe they have a few kangaroos loose in the top paddock.
I’m just sayin’, when Supreme Grand PooPah Kim-Jong Un shoots his ballistic missiles at someone because they won’t say he invented Gangnam Style dancing, I’m betting there won’t be a enough time for a conversation around the dinner table about which backpack to take. … More Doomsday – is there any point to prepping? Or will we be…

The First Car Conundrum – AND a guide to helping your kid buy his first car.

You are going to help your child buy his first car? If you’re like me you want him to have a Hummer or maybe a Sherman Tank. He wants a Californian Moke, an Army surplus Jeep or maybe a 1969 Corvette Stingray. Our wishlists are polar opposites. I’m the WORST parent to take car-shopping.

More The First Car Conundrum – AND a guide to helping your kid buy his first car.

Ringing Emergency 000 – My first time.

I enjoy a good TV emergency. It’s shocking, and I spend a lot of time rolling my eyes, but it’s also an education on how to, and how NOT to behave in an emergency situation. Though I’ll never be the one who has hiked off into the Snowy Mountains with children, only one Snickers in my pocket and one bar of battery in my phone, I wondered if I would ever get to demonstrate my superior behaviour when it comes to dialling Emergency 000. Well, I did. … More Ringing Emergency 000 – My first time.

The “I’m Bored” Backhander (or A Guide to School Holiday Woes 101)

Contrary to political correctness my ‘smacking hand’ gets very twitchy this time of year when I begin to hear the refrain….”I haven’t got anything to do…” Instead of using the electric cattle prod, (which was my first idea)….perhaps try these – … More The “I’m Bored” Backhander (or A Guide to School Holiday Woes 101)