Normal. Family Day.

Although not ‘normal’ for us to enjoy a Family Day on a Tuesday, it was a day off (thank you Melbourne Cup Day) and it pretty much was about as normal as things are in this household. It did commence with the six-year-old wondering whether it was a school day.…

Cup Day Brushes with Fame

Grumpy Pants was asked to work this morning. It peeved me a little as I like to do something – anything really – on Melbourne Cup Day. Sadly, we don’t mix with the kind of people that regularly host Cup Day Parties, so we don’t get invited to many. We…

Now that's talent

Aww. It’s our wedding anniversary. 11 years and I have, yet again, not been organised enough to buy him a gift or even know what the deal is for 11 years. Nor can I convince myself “it’s ok, he won’t remember” because I know damn well he will. He’s like…

Disaster

Cup Day .. and we have planned the day, a family trip to the beach for fish and chips. Of course, it doens’t start well … my newish coffee machine, designed for idiots and sleep deprived mothers, whereby it beeps annoyingly and refuses to work when some element of it…