I was told by a friend to grow up recently. He was probably right. But I figure if I haven’t ‘grown up’ by now it’s unlikely to happen. I’m still waiting to turn into my…

An apt title considering this weekend Melbourne is having its heaviest December rainfall in history. Widespread flooding is expected throughout the state. It’s going to get messy. But not as messy as a mini-meltdown. My…

This parenting thing is getting harder. I thought it would get easier. It’s not. These past 6 months have been hell. And I find I am getting grumpier. Much less tolerant. When the kids were…

As a parent you need to pick your battles. This was one I missed. Didn’t nip it in the bud quick enough. I lost control. I made a mistake. A couple of rude words here…

Men and DIY

My wife ordered a really nice mirror from India. It took 3 months to get here and was packaged in a wooden crate, with multiple layers of cardboard, polystyrene and plastic. The polystyrene was the…

IT IS Saturday. I am lying in bed reading the news on my iPad. I find myself at an exasperated loss, unable to relax, having just screamed (again) at my sons for running around the…