Month: October 2011

I get the Bah-Humbuggers about Halloween where Aussies are concerned. Heck, I used to be one of them. Until we moved to Canada, that is. As part of our “let’s hurl ourselves into this new culture with the passion of a hormonal woman discovering free samples at a chocolate factory”, we embarked on our first Halloween. And loved it. Since returning to Oz, we’ve tried to keep our Canadian traditions going, not in a massive way, but just, you know…making a Canadian flag cake for my Canadian-born 2-year-old’s birthday, shaking a snowglobe on Christmas eve (even when it’s stinking hot…

I’m posting this pic as: a) it represents what has been taking up a majority of this week’s activity, as opposed to much work, blogging or otherwise. Call me crazy but I don’t like to mix bodily fluids with keyboards if I can help it. b) it makes me feel a lot better about how our toilet training is actually going. Hope all’s well in your world! x

YAHOO! I can now officially announce that I will be officially appearing at this year’s officially incredi-bamazeballs Woodford Folk Festival! I am beyond stoked, the program was released last night and looks brilliant from the little glance I’ve had thus far. This one’s gonna be a cracker for me, personally. Not only am I doing the stand-up stage as per usual, but I’m also teaching an improv workshop, representing at the Great Debate and da, da, da, da…performing a one-off festival special of “The Unexpected Variety Show.” I shall then collapse on top of a pile of dreadlocks while a…

I’ve been making some headway on nutting out the bones of this sitcom. FINALLY! I’ll quite likely be procrastinating in ways that are deceptively helpful, such as these cool links to screenwriting blogs. The kids are begging me to get organised for Halloween (a hangover from our Canadian life). Am trying to muster up the energy for it, which, if I do, may involve these cool tidbits, namely cos they’re printable and the less effort and more finger-pressing-on-keyboard-to-look-successful, the better. This blog post SOOOOOOO makes me wanna go to England!!! Note: this is quite possibly due to the focus on…

I do love me a good DIY. Oh, if I had a penny for every DIY I’ve ever read (and never actually completed) I would have me enough pennies to think about making a damn fine penny-mosaic. As such, I thought it high time I brought a little DIY magic onboard club Comic Mummy. This one’s a little bit of awesome I cracked out the other day, when Mister 7 approached me with the manners of a Deportment School graduate* (*may be code for whingeing) and asked whether I, his darling and extremely crafty mummy, might be able to conjure…