The Controlled Shuffle: The story of a non runner who ran a marathon.

I’m not going to lie to you: I hate running, I can’t run, I don’t have time to run, I’m really slow, I lose my breath really easily, I get asthma if I… Continue reading

Lacan et al. By Dummies: For Students Who Couldn’t Care Less Whether They Pass The Exam Or Not

Just look at his face, not impressed is he?  That’s an expression that says “did Ẑiẑek just come into my house and crap on the parlour rug?”  I might be wrong, but I… Continue reading

It’s Official: I Have The Smallest Head That It Is Possible To Fit A Degree Into

This week I’m getting to the pointy end of my degree, so to speak.  On Thursday I will have my very last seminars and SwotVac (Swot Vacation) begins!! Though it may seem a… Continue reading

An Ice Cream Mash Up Party Is Just Cray Cray………..

So, in the past fortnight I’ve been invited to a ‘pre exam ice cream mash up party’ and a 21st birthday party.  That is just, cray cray….apparently, and there you where dear reader wondering how… Continue reading

The Ghan, Crocs, Buffalo Kebabs and… THE (TOP) END!

I know what you might be thinking at this stage, “How Bloody Long Is This Journey Nanna?!!” I’m pretty sure it was only ten days but I appear to have made it last… Continue reading

The Ghan and Uluru, Part Four

For three days we were shuffled backwards and forwards between Alice Springs and Uluru so that we could see a sunset and a sunrise on this magnificent and incredible sight.  Uluru really does… Continue reading

The Ghan, The Olgas, and Kings Canyon, Part Three

For the next three days we toured the surrounding area and discovered that squashing such a big trip into a short timetable has a few disadvantages, namely, coach travel.  No offence, but this… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

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… Continue reading