Elizabeth drew a picture for the Queen and wants me to post it to her. We are not exactly Monarchists. In fact, I’m pretty apathetic about it all and couldn’t care less … Continue reading A letter for the Queen
It’s less than two weeks until the GM!! What’s the GM? It’s the annual Grand Meetup for the company I work for. We’re a distributed workforce and so once a year … Continue reading Spiders on a plane
Elizabeth wants to earn some pocket money so I told her that if she did some jobs around the house we’d give her some money. I suggested that she make her … Continue reading Pocket money and pedal power
Shortly after we arrived in the UK back in early October, I sent away for a National Insurance Number (NIN). I already have one as I worked here over 15 … Continue reading A NIN is not just for Christmas, it’s for life
I can’t resist writing a post about “shirtstorm”, the drama about the Rosetta guy and his shirt with cartoons of scantily-clad women. Humans have just landed a robot on a comet! This … Continue reading The Rosetta shirt
In the interests of promoting gender equality in blogs, I thought I’d dedicate a blog post to plants that are longer than they are wide. I took these photos last … Continue reading Plants that are longer than they are wide
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my post yesterday and the emails, tweets, and text messages. I’m completely fine today. I was just over-reacting which is not so unusual for … Continue reading I’m still alive!
This is fantastic so I had to share it. Jim Jefferies is an Australian stand-up comedian and this is a very funny performance about gun control. It’s definitely worth watching 🙂
I got this card for my birthday: It’s funny! But would it be just as funny if it was the other way around? Say it was a woman whose shadow had … Continue reading Saggy bits
Elizabeth’s kindy put on a fundraising disco last night for charity. It was sponsored by local businesses and there were raffle tickets with prizes. Elizabeth got a raffle ticket and … Continue reading Funny things my kids say and other stuff
Fluffy escaped. There were tears. There was much searching, but we can’t find him. I did manage to get this photo of Elizabeth letting him out of his home for a … Continue reading Fluffy has escaped!
Elizabeth has acquired a pet. She’s called him fluffy and given him some food and a blanket. She tried to give him some toys as well but fortunately I managed … Continue reading Meet fluffy
A conversation Ben had with our 7-year-old son, Daniel, today: Daniel: Is mummy older than you? Ben: No, she’s younger. Daniel: Then how come she’s in charge?
I have never spent a night away from my children. Not a single one. Now that I’ve got this flashy new job I will occasionally take trips away and the … Continue reading The things my children say
This is my first post on my new blog. I started writing a blog because I didn’t know how else to deal with my anxiety after the Christchurch earthquakes. Writing … Continue reading Up in flames
A Brisbane artist has merged pornography with cross-stitch in a way that has improved both things considerably more than if they were separate. The cross-stitch lends an air of respectability to the … Continue reading Cross-stitch porn
This morning at 6am I had a job interview; at least I thought I did. My instructions were to be online at 5pm GMT on March 26th. I spent so … Continue reading How many times can I embarrass myself in one week?
I’ve just discovered (thanks again to my lovely aunt), the Marmalade files which is a collection of early diplomatic correspondence held at the National Archives of Australia. One tale in … Continue reading Lilly: long may she rampage and ravage around the universe!
Someone sent me this yesterday. It’s quite old but I’ve only just seen it and want to share. I can certainly relate to the challenge of getting small children ready … Continue reading Friday funnies