Aunty how do I spell…

The Aunties met recently for a sojourn in Melbourne. The idea was to gather, chat and have a little drinkie or three over discussions of our next adventure. Clearly we all find each-other totally hilarious, so the day spun away in tales of ducks, elopements, blobbing, pens with tassles, playshop fraud and spasmodic whippers. An eclectic collection that will all appear in due time here in our The Aunties ezine. The champagne was popped, glasses clinked and the cone of silence descended... Read More


Stephen and I were so organised that day, played golf in the afternoon, dropped my handicap by one stroke, and ahem, also won the ladies competition.  Home for a quick shower, wine, out for dinner and then off to ‘The Dusty Springfield’ Tribute Concert with our friend Sandy. The Dusty Springfield Concert – featured the beautiful Monique Montez and the fabulous Deni Hines.  We couldn’t take our eyes off Deni, delightful, stunning and what a voice. I know I was showing... Read More

It’s a Blurrr…

Aunty Verve here. You won’t see me in many photos.  It’s not necessarily that I don’t want to be in them (mostly), it’s just that when I ask someone else to take one for me, it invariably ends up a blur. Example one: I love to travel and on a trip to NZ,  all I wanted was a photo of me at Mitre Peak, Milford Sound. I used to cut out pictures from magazines and travel brochures and put them in my scrapbook of places I loved and wanted to visit someday. Milford... Read More

Aunty Lessons in Making Up

Whilst teaching the other day, I noticed one of the students in my Year 7 Science class was wearing the most beautiful eye make-up. I called her over and said ‘wow your eyes look fantastic’. She looked at me a little funny and said ‘Most teachers tell me to go wash my face’. I think I skipped the ‘play with make-up’ years and as a result have hit 50 without any decent make-up and without a clue on how to apply it. Don’t get me wrong – I did give it a red hot go. I... Read More

Mum Sayings

"I wonder what the poor people are doing?"
"Did you see anyone you liked better than yourself?"
"I've had that new coat forever."
"Go on, you deserve it."

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