Second Adulthood

Aunty Verve here. I think I am feeling younger. I’m sure of it! Sure at times more tired and a bit slower to recover, but definitely FEELING younger and with an enthusiasm to match.  A second adulthood.  Is that what happens once you are in your prime? I always dreamt of living in the city (Melbourne), right in the CBD.  It’s so exciting for me now I’m in it.  It was a little challenging at first having to move from a regional area to the city, downsizing,... Read More

I bought a racehorse

Friday nights, end of the working week and enjoying a well earned Savvy B with our friends and owners of the pub, the Brougham Arms Hotel in Bendigo. The Broughie is very popular and well renowned for their good food, wine and hospitality. So here we were talking about anything and everything when one of the guys started to tell us that they had bought shares in a racehorse. ‘Oooh that sounds rather exciting’ I could hear myself say! Did I say that out loud? ‘Are... Read More

The Pied Piper of Bali

Bali is a wonderful place, the people friendly, weather fantastic and it was fabulous to have time to spend with the aunties, outlaw aunties and nieces. I’ll treasure the memories of this holiday for a long time. So Aunty Verve? In Bali? She’s clever, professional and always tries to do the right thing – see? However, there is another side to this aunty. Give her a couple of drinks in an Irish Bar; music by a Balinese band and the night is looking good. Verve took one look... Read More

The Incident

We had a little incident over the Christmas break. Stephen’s nephew, his wife and 4 children came for a visit.  They came for dinner and as it was rather hot, Stephen thought it would be a good idea for the littlies to have a swim. Sounds great doesn’t it? However the incident showed that NONE of them could swim. Stephen’s brother David relates the story below.  Not quite right, but very funny all the same and I thought you might enjoy a telling. “Just... Read More

Snow Bunnies

When I go to the snow, I like to ski with someone who is more likely to cop an injury, or bruises, than me. And Aunty Verve is my favourite companion for this type of adventure. This year we went to Mt Hotham, with Aunty Darling and her family. I hasten to add that, unlike Aunty Darling, Verve and I do not go regularly enough to be particularly skilful. But with a bit of coaching from Darling, we can generally stay upright on the easy slopes. At the end of a hard day’s... 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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