Life+Stuff: Douchebags


Lately I have had a bit of exposure to douchebags; the kind of men who revile their mother and frighten animals. I have learnt a thing or two about how to spot them. Read on, dear friends, and save yourself the embarassment of dating one of these creatures. 1. They have no friends No best […]

Life+Stuff: Dumped


I got dumped on New Year’s day. I felt relieved. I couldn’t explain it at the time but once the hangover had subsided and my perspective returned, it made sense. This guy was complicated. He had three small children, a strained relationship with his ex, was living with his parents and was trying out his […]

6 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Fenec Fox

Sometimes motivation appears in the strangest places. I have never been a ‘drop and give me fifty’ kind of girl. I like to be told about my flaws in a gentle way, preferably by a therapist who I have paid lots of money to. When I read’s 6 harsh truths that will make you a better […]

Life+Stuff: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

If you have a spare nine minutes, I highly recommend this awesome video. In it, Steve Jobs talks about death, cancer and how he thought he would have another couple of decades to live. He didn’t. Remember this as you go into 2013. Whatever it is you want to do, do it. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

Life+Stuff: Best of 2012


It’s that time of year. The Best and Worst List. The Great Moments showreel. The Top 10. This year has seen me change jobs, move back to the country, get a cat and six chickens and pierce my nose. I visited Vanuatu, Kangaroo Island, Kaua’i (Hawaii) and Oman for the first time, as well as lots of little […]

Life+Stuff: Clucky

Pasture raised chickens feeding

Babies. They’re freakin’ everywhere. All over Facebook, in strollers at the supermarket, spreading a contagion of adorability everywhere I go. Yes, I am finally clucky. I used to think that cluckiness was something that would never happen to me, like falling in love with the Abominable Snowman or winding up in rehab with Amy Winehouse. […]

Life+Stuff: Get happy

Lucy Munchenburger

Sometimes all the work has been done for you. You don’t need to spend your life puzzling over what will make you happy because Eleanor Roosevelt has already figured it out. Read on for her eloquent summary: ‘Someone once asked me what I regarded as the three most important requirements for happiness. My answer was: ‘A […]

Life + Stuff: Wild women


I’m sorry for being so quiet lately. I know that it’s not like me at all. I have been settling into my new country home, planting a veggie garden, buying chickens and generally breathing a little easier. On the upside, this period of reflection has given me an idea for a book. It’s called Sensible […]

Life+Stuff: True value


Do you really want to buy a house if it means saying goodbye to takeaway Thai? Are you really willing to give up an overseas holiday for a shiny, new car? Is it OK to delay gratification if it means you get a whole bunch of (market) valuable things? I don’t think so and here […]

Life+Stuff: Give up


Sometimes it’s OK to give up. Give up everything that makes you miserable. Give up hanging out with people who make you feel bad. Give up eating food that makes you sick. If you hate your job, quit. Same goes for your relationship. If it’s dragging you down, get out. By clearing out all the […]