Archive for: Stuff About Me

Feb 1st, 2017

25 years

I don’t know what he’s grinning about, he’d forgotten my ring. I wore stupid feet hurting shoes. It was all terribly traditional, church wedding, Dad walked me down the aisle. I think this was one of the solemn bits. I’m not very good at solemn. We’re both reasonably good at being grinning idiots though. And then […]

Dec 8th, 2015

An Aussie Atheist Christmas

I was reading through Greta Christina’s post Seven Reasons for Atheists to Celebrate the Holidays about why atheists might be quite into holidays that have religious origins and nodding enthusiastically but finding myself having to gloss over references to winter. And then reason number 1 was all about winter and I really felt it was […]

Dec 14th, 2014

#KellsWritingChallenge Day 7 – The high road

Every time I’ve looked at this writing prompt the ONLY thing that pops into my head is the chorus from The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond as sung by Harry Secombe playing Neddie Seagoon in The Goons episode “The Treasure in the Lake” (aka “The Treasure of Loch Lomond”). O ye’ll tak’ the high road, […]

Dec 9th, 2014

#KellsWritingChallenge Day 2 – Summer

Not my favourite time of the year. In fact, I’m with Brocklesnitch on the subject of summer, it generally makes me miserable and because I’m not a fan of being miserable and we have air-conditioning at home it also tends to result in a massive electricity bill. Which I feel guilty about. But not quite […]

Dec 8th, 2014

#KellsWritingChallenge Day 1 – Moving

Can’t get moving. That’s me, most of the time. Starting things takes this monumental effort. And nothing happens without a looming deadline. So it’s kind of handy that Kellie invited me to participate in her 10 day writing challenge, because I’ve been eying this much neglected blog for months and thinking it’d be nice to […]

Jan 3rd, 2013

Did I tell you I’ve got a writing gig?

It’s true, I was invited to join the ranks of the authors at Hoyden About Town. Which was in various degrees very flattering, a bit scarey and rather bemusing. The last because it’s not like I’ve been writing much lately, or indeed much of substance on any regular basis ever. So I wrestled with a […]