I was invited to a school fete. Inside me said, no way, you’re not going to that – it’s all finger-painted ice-cream sticks and mothers racking up brownie points from the principal. But outside me smiled politely and said, sure, I’d love to support the local school. Even if the kids do smell like home-made … More Sucker punch
He likes to watch me take stuff out of the fridge.
“It must be time for cake,” I said. “We’ve been working for a whole hour.” “But you just had cake.” “Yes, but I only had a small slice. And it’s sponge which means it’s mostly just air. Besides, it’ll go stale if we don’t eat it.” “Things don’t go stale in an hour.” “You don’t … More Cake
“Hey, you wanna play ping-pong?” Hmm…feign enthusiasm or just say, no thanks and be on my way? Stupid question. I mean she’s only eight. How much of a challenge can it be? “Sure. Sounds like fun.” But just in case: “I haven’t played in years. And I hurt my playing arm yesterday doing important grown up … More Ping Pong
This guy keeps hanging around my door.
I was offered two jobs. I liked them equally, so how to pick? Flip a coin? Draw from a hat? “How about you list the pros and cons?” suggested my friend. Job One Pros Cons Good pay No lolly jar Close to home Good hours Nice people Job Two Pros Cons Lolly … More Life decisions
A chipmunk radio?
When I was little, I wanted to be a spy. Scratch that – I was a spy. I can’t count the times I saved the world with an accurately timed commando roll or took down bad guys with just a pencil, a blob of glue and some cat hair. I wrote my homework in lemon juice in … More Spies never grow up
My wall is somewhat bemused.
Everyone knows not to walk between trees in Australia. Or under them. Or anywhere near them before dawn. Or after dawn if we’re being honest. It was a beautiful night, a sliver of moon nestled in the infinite stars above. I was looking up at this glorious view on my way to check the mailbox … More Nature. So…