Is Bravery Just Another Word For Reckless?

Have you ever wondered how you would react if someone threatened your life?  I used to watch Crimewatch and see the re-enactments and wonder ‘How would I have handled that situation’?  Now, I don’t have to imagine, I know!  I have been in several precarious situations and every one of them invoked the same gut…

Balancing Mind and Body

Last night I joined a body balance class.  This morning my body is in agony! I have been going through a bit of a bum phase with the gym.  I was doing really great until  December when I managed to crack my ankle on a cross trainer machine.  I jumped off the machine and forgot…

Is there ever a ‘well deserved’ smack?

How do you discipline children without smacking them?  I realise there are two opposing camps on this subject, Pro and Against.  I am in the latter group. I have to admit that sometimes the naughty step just does not cut it, especially when my daughter struts into the living room with a self-made sandwich, juice…

Thirty-Itis

I have diagnosed myself as suffering from thirty-itis.  The symptoms first presented themselves the day immediately following my twenty ninth birthday and have been steadily increasing in severity ever since.  This thirty-itis is a strange old feeling. So far, I am healthy, proportional with minimal wrinkle-age, swing-age and sag-age and have so far managed to…

Moving On

My brother has decided to take his biggest life step to date and move in with his girlfriend, which came as quite a shock to my Mum as it was not long ago that he had proclaimed that he would never leave a home complete with free slaves (aka mum & Dad).  Mum told me…

Its A Pain to Train

Last week I went to my local beauty salon to get ‘stinky brown’ as my daughter calls it, known as spray tanned to the rest of us.  The therapist who was to blast me with the stuff turned out to be a girl which I had trained a couple of years ago.  She was curious…

Glory On The Dance Floor

Last night we attended my cousins wedding party.  Luckily we managed to skip all the mushy, lovey dovey bit and showed up at the drunken “I love you so much, what’s your name by the way?” bit.    My kids were thrilled to be getting into party clothes at bedtime and I was thrilled that…

Anaphylactic Pizza Puker

Bored off our brains one Sunday evening, hubby and I decided to order a pizza. Turned out to be a grossly bad idea.  Within half an hour, we had our heads in the toilet, puking as much from the sight and smell of the others vomit as from that pizza.  Hubby felt better by the next…

Seeking The X-Factor

The X-Factor will be back on our screens this August.  I can’t say I am as keen to watch it as I have been over the last five years or so.  Perhaps the entire concept of audition followed by phone vote has been too thoroughly overworked these days.  I enjoy watching the audition process but it…

Working My Inner Granny

I have six different CVs.  This was always a source of great humour for my family and friends; career countdown was how they referred to my long list of work profiles.  I used to get really miffed with their jovial conversations about how I change my jobs as often as my socks, which made me…