Wish I’d said that

Why is it only after the event that we usually think of something clever to say? Here are some lines from famous women who wouldn’t mind if you quoted them! Dolly Parton (pic from inthepinesonfbi.wordpress.com) “If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.” J.K. Rowling (pic from ted.com) “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.” Oprah... Read More

‘this is not a holiday camp you know!’

this was Dad’s favourite saying when we were growing up was which he would say every time he found us not ‘working’… so every few minutes… however his concept of ‘holiday camp’ has changed a lot over the years, especially since he retired. Okay mum and dad were heading interstate for a holiday…   Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2011 20:35:16 +1000 Subject: airport antics mum and dad go to maccas for breakfast so they didn’t dirty... Read More

What’s in a bag? Everything…

A woman’s relationship with her bag is complicated, literally full of personal baggage. When we plaintively proclaim, “what will I wear” (for it’s a statement, not a question)… we include ‘the bag’ in that, not specifically mentioned mind you, but implicit. Some women can play the bag field with ease, switching, proudly, between bags. I’m old school, use one until you are done, and then, and only then, move... Read More

A Woman in Her Prime

There is a lovely old novel about a school teacher, set in England pre WW2 . The main character is a Miss Jean Brodie and well  … in her prime. The book is called ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ by Muriel Spark and it is deliciously discussed here in an episode of The First Tuesday Book Club. The wonderful Maggie Smith, a woman forever in her prime, stared in the movie in 1969. We never do get to learn Miss Brodie’s age – when queried... Read More

She’s So Vain…

You know those things your mother does that you think I’m never going to do? Then you find yourself in the change room looking at your hair not the outfit you are trying on? That’s Mary O’Leary… and it turns out so am I. I am an exercise nutter. I’ve been a member at my gym for a decade (got my silver star key-ring last year) and have been attempting a Saturday morning yoga session at the ungodly hour of 7.30am in a freezing... 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."

Yummy Aunties…

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