And a Merry Christmas to You Too!


There are rude and charmless people all over the world and I try hard not to be one of them but either Sydney has more than its fair share of this type or I have had the misfortune to become a bit of a magnet for them since moving here. [Read more…]

One month down


This week I celebrated (if that’s the right word) my first complete month back in Corporate Life.  It’s been a tough month – from arriving for a preparatory meeting on the Friday before starting on the Monday to be told that my ‘to be’ boss had been ‘redeployed’ in the company and that Yours Truly was going to be running the team, to marathon 10-hour (yes, ten-hour) meetings, to seeing less of my kids than before when I was away from home most of the week. [Read more…]

Home, Sweet Home


A very big thank you to all who posted helpful or supportive comments on the blog after the post about our hideous experience with the estate agents of Sydney.  Some of the suggestions were very useful (Rachel suggesting websites, Nicole suggesting helpful local agents, Jeanie; “miss out the agent and go direct to the owners”). Some of the suggestions were well intentioned but slightly less useful (Catherine;  “why not try camping or sharing with 15 other people and “hot-bedding”” and Andrew reminded us that Douglas Adams wrote way back in the 80’s that all estate agents should be put a rocket and blasted into outer space!) but we know all were meant love and kindness  so a big thank you to all! [Read more…]