A leg up, or indulgent parenting?

A leg up, or indulgent parenting?

Buying property is always a hot topic at dinner parties. As humans, we can’t help but measure our progress compared to others, just to see if we are keeping up with the Joneses. So the latest news in Sydney’s expensive property market for parents to buy a million-dollar property for their children has the city … Continue reading

Knowing when to quit

Knowing when to quit

According to the Oxford Dictionary the definition of quit is “to leave a place, usually permanently”. In the real world, we tend to use the term “quit” a little more liberally. You can quit smoking (positive), quit whining (also positive), and quit your job (could go either way). Why is it then, that we so … Continue reading

The cult of the celebrity

The cult of the celebrity

As I was riding my bike through the streets of Paris one night a few weeks ago, my path was interrupted by a large group of people spilling out onto the street. Further inspection revealed metal barriers and paparazzi style cameras. Ah, must be a celebrity. The first time I saw a group of people … Continue reading

Good times through the ages

Good times through the ages

“Eating is cheating”. Back in my youth, this was the mantra for a good time. During these heedless and misguided years, a good time was all about the consumption of copious amounts of alcohol. On an empty stomach, the booze would just addle your brain just that little bit faster. It didn’t matter if you … Continue reading

All made up with nowhere to go

All made up with nowhere to go

Until recently, I was more of a “make-up for going out and special occasions” kind of gal. Sure, I’d pop mascara on day to day, but foundation? Way too fussy. Lipstick? Wouldn’t know the first thing about it. Define my eyebrows? Could you define “define” please? I’ll admit, I was lazy. Too lazy to learn … Continue reading

Beating the birthday blues

Beating the birthday blues

It was my birthday last week. I know, I know… happy birthday to me and all that jazz. But I’m not writing this article to attract a bunch of belated birthday e-wishes. I’m writing because I want to share with you all the fact that I had a great birthday. Yes, that’s right. An unmarried, … Continue reading

Eating, Asian-style

Eating, Asian-style

Asians love food. Well, most people love food, but Asians seem to be obsessed by it. I don’t have the statistics, but I’m sure that if you did a survey of food bloggers, there would be a high representation of those from an Asian background. Of the three contributors to this humble site, Christine and … Continue reading

Why the big secret?

Why the big secret?

Guess what? I’m 6 weeks pregnant. SURPRISE! But even as I write this, I’m not sure I’m going to push the publish button. Maybe I’m better off saving this post for when I’ve cleared this mystical and sacred 12 week scan and there’s a slightly better chance that things will be ok. The thing is, … Continue reading

Missing the twist in twisties

Missing the twist in twisties

Around this time every year, I start feeling a little homesick. Summer is over, the days are getting shorter, the winter coat is already out – although I’m still refusing to unpack my knee high boots in a desperate bid to pretend that it’s not really that cold. And just as I’m mourning the loss … Continue reading

Getting somewhere

Getting somewhere

My days are currently all blurring into each other. Sometimes it feels a bit like swimming upstream. Keeping on top of everything is an impossibility. As soon as one thing is crossed off the To Do list, another two or three things get added onto the end. On top of a full time job and … Continue reading