Tag: parenting

After our crazy quick but delicious run in Brisvegas, the vikings are descending on Melbourne! Three quick but scrumptious nights are coming your way via the ultra fab Melbourne Cabaret Festival – it’s my first time doing this one and I could seriously not be more thrilled. We even made a trailer! Thank you i-Movie gods! Cannot wait. It’s coming up so soon. So much to do. So much to organise. So much to enjoy. I do so love touring with my mates (four of whom are in the show with me); this performing gig is awesome but can get…

I have tried to start this post without typing the phrase “Holy Shitballs Batman”, but am admitting defeat: when it comes to summing up this past week and a bit of this new life, it really is impossible to describe it any other way. So excuse me: HOLY SHITBALLS BATMAN. Ahh. Where to begin? All I can really say is that bringing our 90 year old Mum home to care for is remarkably like bringing home a newborn from the hospital. There is the delight, of course, of embracing a new member that will redefine your family, but also the…

I know I joke a lot onstage and off about how hard is is to raise kids and how much effort is involved just in keeping the damn things alive (this from a woman who has managed through marvellously minimal effort to kill 100% of all plants that have ever been bold/stupid enough to enter her household.) However, what I haven’t spoken often enough about is the sheer awesomeness that kids bring into your world. Really. It disturbs me how as I even write that I feel a knee-jerk reaction to justify it somehow. Or to apologise for saying it,…

FOR THE RECORD… I was a Vegetarian for 7 years. During this time, I noticed an interesting, if slightly irritating, phenomena. When certain people would discover my lifestyle of choice, they would leap to a, shall we say “offence as defence” strategy of listing all the reasons why eating meat was better for you and the many foibles of vegetarianism. I was at first, rather perplexed by this. Namely ‘cos I could not have given a flying f whether they ate meat or not. Seriously. I was not there trying to convince anybody to come across to my way of…

‘ I had a very enlightening conversation last night – one of many, in fact – with my host here in Sydney, Ms Jodie Ekert. I first met Jodie many years back when we were both fresh faces on the stand-up comedy scene (not saying anything about the current state of our faces, mind you, I am speaking purely metaphorically…ehem) – we hit it off and when some many months later she came to town to perform and was looking for an MC, she called on yours truly. Fast forward x years later and we’re now playing mummy club together…