The Ghan and the folding up/down loo, Part Two

Following yesterday’s post I’m concerned that some of you may have doubted the folding loo story, and that’s a fair call as I am very hard to take seriously, but………behold! That my friends is NOT a holiday, we were travelling on The Ghan not The Calcutta Express remember.  And no, I’m not posting a photo…

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Travel on The Ghan, a train not a camel, Part One

I’m being ultra lazy as all good students are and posting fragments from a letter I sent my Mum after our 2009 trip up the middle of Australia on The Ghan.  Yes really.  Question: Is it plagiarism if you are re-hashing your own work that your Mother has already seen fit to copy and disseminate…

Lazy post from a hasty blogger

Are we nearly there yet? Apparently not.  This week has passed in a bit of a blur; Tuesday was a real doozey with a 2,500 word essay due at 4pm and a 5.45 pm two hour exam.  I will never, ever, ever be mean about students again.  I’m a grown up person (most of the…

Errant Hamsters And My Troubles With Vegetables

Domestication How on earth am I going to link hamsters with my veg plot disasters I hear you ask; oh yea of little faith.  I’ll tell you how.  Let’s start with the word for today ‘Domestication’.  I have spent the best part of 22 years of marriage trying to be a domestic goddess in the kitchen,…

Crafty Ways Of Avoiding Revision

Procrastination:  I’ve been at it for about 3 days now.  This is what I should be doing: NO! Not tidying my room up!! Who are you? My mother? How very dare you.  No, next Tuesday I have an exam in a capstone course and a final research essay due.  I should be revising, researching and…

Sand Boarding at 70km per hour is NOT a holiday.

Today’s word is ‘Fearless’. I’ve changed my blog theme today.  It’s a bit pedestrian, I know, but I figure that as my posts appear to be fished straight out of ‘my personal diary’ I might as well have a style that really makes it look like a good old nosy into a strange woman’s journals. …