A Minority Viewpoint on Sports Day

Kid

I'm going to sound like a killjoy now. I'm going to sound like the girl who always came last and never caught the ball (I was indeed the girl who always came last and never caught the ball.) But is it time to look at refreshing sports day? Could we come up with something that's more ...

The A to Z of Me

summer-2014-4

I've been tagged, blogger-speak for being tapped on the shoulder by another blogger, and the topic is "The A to Z of Me". Which sounds slightly self-indulgent, but I'm curious to see where I end up. So thanks Bumbles of Rice for the tag, and here goes: A is for Artist, which is what I wanted ...

Brow-Beaten

Frida Kahlo - Office Mum

"Would you like them tinted too?" is the question I am asked every time I get my eyebrows done, and I always decline. "Up-selling..." I sniff to myself each time, refusing to be sucked in. Though a tiny voice in my head usually says, "But maybe they're right - maybe a tint would really add definition and ...

No-FOMO – the stuff I’m not missing

Cheltenham - Office Mum

Some friends of mine are meeting for dinner on Friday, and I can't go. The pull to cancel my plans in order to join them is strong - hovering at the fringes of my mind ever since I saw the email. I'll resist, but I'll be wondering if it's a good night, if they'll be ...

Man wears same suit every day for a year – but sometimes a suit is just a suit

Office Mum: dresses

Have you read about Karl Stefanovic, the Australian TV presenter who wore the same suit every day for a year? He decided to do it to prove that men escape the kind of scrutiny to which women are routinely subjected. Co-host Lisa Wilkinson had given a speech last year about sexism, which prompted Stefanovic to try his social experiment. ...