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The F Series – Taking The Circuitous Staircase

  As I predicted, Julie Bishop's refusal to embrace the F word, drew criticism. One of the most interesting pieces about this issue was by Paula Matthewson over at Women's Agenda, The real reason women of the right will never call themselves feminists. Matthewson explained, Those of us who are right-leaning individualists believe it is … [Read More...]

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There’s Been An Interruption to Normal Transmission

Clearly, I'm not meant to be organised. For only the second time in the three-year history of this blog I had a week-long editorial plan. I KNEW what I was going to be blogging about each day. This is vastly different to my normal mode of blogging … [Read More...]

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The F Series – Who’s Wearing The Right Label?

  I have written before about my struggles with the term feminist. To recap basically it's this; in my twenties I would have clearly defined myself as a feminist; in my thirties I would still have regarded myself as a feminist but was … [Read More...]

Wife Drought

The F Series – Reading This Week – The Wife Drought – Annabel Crabb

  If Annabel Crabb and I weren't both straight women I would kiss her passionately on the lips. Finally, somebody explains clearly the impact of children, family responsibilities and the goddamn housework on a woman's ability to … [Read More...]


The F Series – We Could Need Help.

"Gender equality is not a battle of the sexes – it is about one half of humanity supporting each other," Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner. In 1967 a nineteen year-old  student at Syracuse Uni­versity, Kathrine Switzer, was … [Read More...]

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Just Apologising In Advance To My Readers

Dear Readers, I tried to get over my anger regarding feminism/equality/commentators but I failed. So for the next five days I'm going to inflict upon you The F Series. It's a series where I wander aimlessly through the vast empty expanse of my … [Read More...]


Trying to find the funny

Dear Simon I have to write to you because I got all angry and ranty on the blog and Facebook yesterday and promised my readers I would go back to writing funny letters to my dead husband today. So .... anything amusing happening up where you are? … [Read More...]

The Feminism Battle Continues

The bitchiness has to stop, we are inhaling it like it is a carbon emission blowing out of the exhaust pipe of the cross town bus we are stuck behind. Snark is the idiots version of wit and we are being polluted by it. There are things we can … [Read More...]


Year 12 Begins

Hippie Child has started Year 12. I think I’m going to take up serious drinking. In fact, I don’t know why Liquorland doesn’t have a discount card for HSC parents, it would be a marketing goldmine. I’ve given her the pep talk. We started off … [Read More...]

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September Achievements

Organised the logistics of taking two teenagers away within the only  four day window available between their other engagements. Managed to pull it off only a few days before leaving (when they eventually agreed to go away). I am a … [Read More...]

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Half A Year

Dear Simon, Guess what? I fixed that blocked drain in the bathroom. OK so I just poured some draino stuff down it, but then I had to do some poking around with a chopstick to get rid of some of the glunkier hair mass. (Why do our daughters have … [Read More...]


One Down One Up 26/09/2014

Let's just all accept that for me Monday is the new Friday. I seem to be consistent in my late posting to Chrystina's link-up. One Down Princess Child has had three teeth removed and braces put on. Princess Child has been in pain and … [Read More...]

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Visiting Whitehaven Beach on The Whitsundays

We decided to take a day trip to Whitehaven Beach. I had images of a nice sedate cruise on the catamaran yacht with food from a five star Airlie Beach restaurant and alcohol.  Instead the girls chose the highspeed jetboat/inflatable thing. That was … [Read More...]