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Ranty Pants – Be Someone who saves a Life.

I have seen a lot of blog posts in light of Rosie Batty winning “Australian of the Year” for this year. One author in particular admitting to being in knowledge of a domestic silence situation involving a child and doing nothing about it; not even the simple act of picking up the phone. I felt sick reading that admission. That phone call could have turned someone’s life around; prevented years of further abuse. A PHONE CALL PEOPLE. It’s the absolute definition of cowardice to not do it. Whilst I certainly wouldn’t recommend going door knocking, it costs nothing to pick up...
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Love my Friends

This picture is so true. Except I cant do stuff with my friends cos they all live 650km plus away. And making a new friend in a town with less than 300 people is really, REALLY hard. The chances of me meeting a like-minded, age appropriate, quirky mannered, non-PC, and time available person is pretty much zippo. I think I am pretty much destined to spend the next 2-3 years here simply “socialising” without actually bonding with “the one”, you know? Not that there is anything wrong with socialising, I am surviving on that at the moment. The people...
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Why I DON’T want my sons to see me naked….

So I have seen many posts along these lines of late. Posts that advocate letting your children see you naked, embracing your body in front on them. Letting them know that its OK to not have the perfect home for your soul. (I can only write this from a perspective of a Mother of sons. I am sure I might feel differently if I had daughters as the entire dynamics would be different.) The writer in the linked Kidspot article above states that “I want them (her sons) to see what a real female body looks like. Because if...
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Merry Christmas from Me

*waves excitedly* With a few nips and tucks (read: EDITS), my little old blog is back in its entirety. As Basil Fawlty said about the War, just don’t mention videogate #allthesqueeees For those of you following along on facebook, you will know that our Christmas Day did NOT go to plan. As I have mentioned before, being a Police Wife and Mum, you need to be adaptable. In face if I could choose only one quality that a police wife needs to possess, it would be adaptability. Mr Point Five finished his shift Christmas Eve at 4pm. He was...
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A branch from my Family Tree

I love local history. Mr Point Five is fascinated with Ancient History and can watch hours of Roman/Medieval documentaries, but me, as soon as we moved here I was instantly into the Shire Office to suss out our towns past. I wanted to know how our town came to be and see the faces of the people who built it with their bare hands. I love seeing the old homes/businesses that are still standing and I LOVE living in one of the original town historical buildings which is over 120 years old. I love wandering around our house and...
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Uberkate Cuff – Giveaway

I have to say even though I have a tendency to pull the total piss out of anything that is “trendy” or a “must have” item such as mason jars used as drinking jars with stripy paper straws, pineapple mantle displays and matching wall decals, not to mention the faux deer head mounted on walls, there is ONE thing that a lot of the uber successful bloggers have that I have been secretly jealous of. A piece of Uberkate Jewellery. I would watch my Facebook news feed pop up with random selfies with what was obviously a design by Uberkate...
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The Final Push 2014.

I cannot believe we are finally here! This time last fortnight we were two days away from prepack, mentally preparing for 10 days of hell. Monday  10th November we had the packers in our house packing everything we owned into boxes. The trick is to be one step ahead of them and make sure you have 2 suitcases on your bed which are sacred. In these you pack the TV remotes, Fist Aid supplies, kids stuff for 10 days, your stuff for 10 days, 2 coffee cups, a teaspoon, 2 forks, knives and plates, sugar and a jar of instant coffee. Ask...
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FAQ’s two #policewifelife

OK, I’m going to roll with a blog category called FAQ’s aka Frequently Asked Questions of a police wife. I will call THIS POST number one as it has answers to questions such as “Can he bring home his handcuffs?”, “Does he bring his gun home?”, “Can he look up and see if there is a record on this guy I just started dating?” as well as other more pertinent questions like “Can he tell you about “work stuff”?”, “How does your husband handle coming home to the kids after an incident such as this one?” or “Does he act like...
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Five towns in Seven years.

  When people first find out my husband is a police officer of of the first questions they generally ask is Ohhhhh, what’s that like?? To be honest I don’t exactly know how to answer them. I don’t know what they want to hear. Stories about handcuffs and drug deals gone bad? We have only ever lived country since Mr Point Five joined up; we have never lived in the city as a police couple. My only experience of being a his Wife was as a country coppers wife as we got married at our first posting 1700km away from...
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Ranty Pants – Double Standards on DWTS.

  Hands up who else watches Dancing with the Stars? (the Aussie version I am going to refer to here) Did anyone else witness the utter embarrassment that was Kym Johnson fawning all over Matt Cooper last week? Here is an article if you missed it. I was squirming just watching her gush all over his physique rather than his dancing. And it wasn’t just her. Helen has been known to ogle and make the odd very sexual remarks about the male performers and Edwina backstage (God love her usually) doesn’t see anything wrong with gawking at the male bodies either...
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