Archives for September 2011

Wacky Wabbit Cake and…Never, Ever, Not Even if You’re Desperate

In March Archie was unemployed.  As he was about to head overseas I thought he should leave with funds in his bank account.  I vaguely remembered a friend telling me (years ago) what a wonderful time she had working at a Polling Booth for the State Election.  She said it was, ‘heaps of fun’.  As […]

Fresh Fruit with Sweet Cream Cheese and…’Don’t Make a Scene’

When Arabella announced she had a new ‘true-love’ it raised more than my eyebrows. ‘What true-love?’ I asked. ‘His name’s Nick, mum.’ ‘Never heard of him.  Have I met him?’ ‘No and you’re not going to either’. Here we go.   ‘Why won’t I be meeting him?’ ‘Because he’s busy.’ ‘Doing homework?’ ‘Mum, he’s left school.  […]

Mango Chutney and…I Was Nearly Killed

It was Carl who suggested I needed the ‘Ocean Swim’ experience.  ‘You’ll love it’ he enthused and then he registered me for the Blackmores Bilgola Ocean Swim. About 400 swimmers had registered for the 1.5km race and I thought that was a manageable number.  But on the day extras arrived by the busload swelling the […]

Duck Liver Pate and…Archie and Irene

Archie’s back!  And not without the usual and almost expected dramas.  His flights were all cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. Archie phoned us from London in a great state, shouting down the receiver that he only had about a minute’s life left on his phone and there’d be no resurrection because he’d lost the charger.  […]

Guacamole and…Faultless and Blameless

Arabella’s going through a lovely stage.  ‘Take me to a psychologist’, she screamed, ‘I’ve got issues’.  She didn’t need to add, ‘I’ve got issues’ because they were glaringly obvious.  So having just made the final payment to the orthodontist for her million dollar (almost) smile, we are now giving equally sized payments to a man […]