Thyme’s Up

Of course the minute it began to take off, I should have known it was too good to last. Neither my husband nor I are particularly talented in the way of gardening and it has to be said we do not invest a lot into it, other than an annual splurge of around $200 as […]

45 Minutes in Emergency

It has been a while between posts and my list of medical interests continues to grow. I have for a long time been a fan of the TV show 24 Hours in Emergency (a fly-on-the-wall style documentary about the Accident & Emergency department of a large London hospital) but find that recently my own body […]

Intermittent Claudication

Now I know what you are thinking. You’re thinking I am up to my old tricks and listing names I could call my rock band again, but you are wrong. As tempting as it may be to add one more idea to the list of potential supergroup names in my portfolio, as hard as it […]

Weigh too much

I am currently sitting in a hotel room many miles from where I live. I am in Melbourne, the self-styled arts capital of Australia for a meeting today and am flying home to Perth tomorrow, the corporate version of FIFO. I don’t fly much. For one, my job does not require it very often and […]

Goodbye 2018

It has been a long time since I have gone mad at New Year’s Eve. It is a celebration I always find baffling – a random day in a year full of days that is somehow loaded with portent. I have avoided NYE celebrations for as long as I can remember and the last one […]

Fun and Games

It has been a busy time lately with both my brothers arriving back to Western Australia for a holiday. One of them is still here, actually, taking advantage of a long break from work. The other was not sure he was going to be able to get away – having to coordinate his break with […]


The main challenge with my house, other than trying to keep it warm in winter, is the lighting. I have not done much with the lighting in our place – that is to say I have done almost nothing. I have bought a few floor lamps so we don’t rely totally on the depressing overhead […]