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Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe

Normally for the kids birthdays I make a packet cake (shhhh) but for an Adult cake, I go the extra mile and actually make it from scratch.  Lets face it, the kids (well, mine) are all about the cake appearance and normally lick the icing off, leaving the cake, so its really not worth it. I have yet to see an adult do this. For those who don’t know, in my previous life (before kids) I used to manage restaurants. My last hospitality job before I met Mr Point Five was Maitre D at what was Perths best fine dining...
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Practically Perfect (with a giveaway)

I remember talking to Mr Point Five a few years ago about the pressure I felt to be a better housewife and how I constantly felt guilty about not keeping up with “the Jones'”. Who are you getting pressure from, he asked? Well, I said, I feel like I let you down that stuff doesn’t get done around the house when you are at work. I feel bad that some days all I manage to achieve is a sinkful of dishes. I worry that you think I am lazy or not as good as the other wives. So you...
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Please explain…..

When I started my blog it was just funny stories about the kids and being married. I made fun of my domestically challenged husband and shared a few intimate details regarding my marriage and how I felt in a wide variety of emotions. My friends were my only audience and then it grew. Gradually I introduced what Mr Point Five did for a living (whilst still pulling the piss) which was OK, as all our friends already knew and loved him, and the rest of you lot didn’t know him personally so he wasn’t impacted personally or professionally by what...
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Review of the Dyson V6 Absolute

I have a confession to make; I recently posted on facebook that in the search for the perfect dog one of the requirements was that it would be of a non-shedding variety. I cited this reason as to me having allergies. Now I DO have severe allergies, that part is true, but I have been tested twice and I am not in any way, shape or form allergic to dogs. Not one jot. I listed the non-shedding as a requirement simply because I detest vacuuming and I want to do it as little as possible. You see, my vacuum...
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aka Lisa

Even before we moved to our little town, people knew who I was. Or more correctly, they knew who my husband was. We had driven 7 hours with a cat and two children and were parked out the front of the wrong hotel in town (there were two to choose from, both with the word Murchison in their names and for the life of me I couldn’t remember which I had booked 6 weeks ago), peering into the window of the one which was closed. A local drove past and stopped in the main drag and said, you must be...
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Gentle Parenting – my mantra.

Did anyone else see the article in The Daily Mail slamming David and Victoria Beckham for Harper, aged 4, having a dummy? Its here if you missed it. As parents, we all cop a lot of criticism for the way we raise our children and obviously even celebrities aren’t immune to it. You see it in the media; in facebook groups; not such subtle looks from other Mums in the playground; and even worse, from friends and family. I remember being judged terribly for G Man still being in nappies well after his third birthday and Master J still having a dummy coming up to his...
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Love my Proactiv *not sponsored, just love it.

So I put this photo up on my facebook page a week or so ago with the caption: Come to Mumma #notsponsored #justloveit #fuckoffpimples Within an hour I had three messages on my page wanting to know if it actually worked and if I had any advice. So I thought instead of copying and pasting the same answer, I would do a post on it as well for any others who maybe wanted to know but were too chicken to ask. (Please bear in mind that this is only my experience with proactiv) I started proactiv at the age...
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The Past Few Months…

See the picture above? I took it standing at my front door and in it you can see EVERYWHERE I have been for the past eleven weeks. (apart from here and here on three day trips) Seriously, I have not been more than 250m from my front door in eleven weeks. School, work, the park, the town deli/post office and the pub on a Friday night. It is doing my head in. I have not been to anyones house for a cuppa nor for an evening stroll. I have not found my bestie here. I have not been in...
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A mini ranty pants – then as you were.

  Its a funny thing, this decision to blog and put parts of your life out on the public arena. I started off as a humour inspired blog, with this post being my first, nearly four years ago. Then along the way, thanks to certain people IRL who read here who didn’t “get” my humour and crucified me personally for the cheeky way I view my marriage and motherhood, I kinda lost my funny mojo and those posts dwindled away. Sometimes I will relive a topic that tickled my funnybone and blog it, but its not often. I was at a loose...
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