Posts Written OnSeptember 2012

Posting recipes isn’t really my thing – usually I write about other people’s food – but I’ve been doing a little muffin gloating on Twitter and some folk have asked for the recipe. Ergo, here it is. Basic muffin recipe Pop all these ingredients in a bowl and stir. Don’t overwork the flour, or you’ll get chewy muffins, and that’s, you know, gross. 4 cups of self-raising flour, sifted 3 large or extra large eggs 1 cup of caster sugar A carton of buttermilk (600ml) 1 cup of sour cream 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract 75g butter, melted Combinations I…

I’ve often used this blog to talk about my elder daughter, and how often I worry that I’m not doing the right thing by her. She is clever as hell and beautiful like a painting. Yesterday, Georgia brought home her NAPLAN results. I don’t know if you can see them, but the black dots are the individual results. In short, she scored off the charts in 4 out of 5 areas, on both the language and maths sides. To say I’m proud is a huge understatement, but there is something else that I’m even more pleased with today. We’re currently in the process…

I thought I should keep this in until I was sure I wanted to write it, just in case. You know, history dictates a strong likelihood of pearshapedness. Back in April, I asked Gaz to leave and then I cried for about a week without even pausing to eat chocolate. Our relationship had a lot of issues and although we had tried to make it work, it didn’t. He was emotionally manipulative and I was full of fuckwittery. He left so that we wouldn’t destroy ourselves by becoming physical manifestations of how much we hated our relationship. He was my…

It is almost R U OK? Day again. Hm. Go on, ask me if I’m okay. Let’s roleplay. YOU: Anna, R U OK? ME: No, I was diagnosed with depression when I was 14 and exhaust myself every day just trying not to let the anxiety overwhelm me. YOU: Oh. ME: Now what happens? YOU: Call Lifeline? ME: … I appreciate the sentiment of R U OK? Day, I really do. For those people who are looking for a reason to open up and talk about their mental health, it’s great. But what is the next step? How are we…