“It Will Remain a Secret, Mate”

I sometimes wonder why I need to be twelve thousand kilometres away from all the precious memories that had become engrained in me. Maybe this is for me to hear a touching story of people that do not necessarily share my culture, a story that has stayed with me since I heard it. “Grantham is a tiny town west of …

Safety Issue Regarding Sex Toys

After looking into the many studies on phthalates and the sex toy issue it appears that there are many different opinions. Some studies have shown that neonatal phthalate exposure has had little effect on children. However I have also had direct contact with a woman who was pregnant and voiced her concern because she thought she “smelled” of phthalates after …

The Ageing Game

Ageing is one hell of a topic I think. We are all going to grow old(eventually). I really want to age well and have my sense of humour in tact as well as remaining as active as possible.  I can’t imagine not getting out for a morning walk and having that swim on the way back each day.  Well…..most mornings that …

A Matter of Choice

No matter what lands in your lap, it is a matter of choice as to how you ultimately decide to cope with or manage the situation at hand. Easily said isn’t it? When the sh*t hits the fan it is not easy to choose good feeling thoughts and immediately pivot. Driving behind a vehicle travelling under the speed limit is …

The Jacuzzi, Thunderbox, Loo and More

When you last went to “spend a penny” or “point Percy at the porcelain” did you go to the bog, the thunderbox, the lavatory, the rest room, the shit house, or the loo to name a few of the euphemisms out there? At an outing not so long ago this chap I was talking to said “Excuse me, I must …

Women Priests

Working away and listening to ABC Classical FM and then a news item had me pricking up my ears. Seems in London the Church of Engalnd has been engaged in an uproar over allowing women bishops. It seems the Synod refuses to back proposals for the ordination of women bishops arguing that Jesus chose the twelve Apostles ( all men) …

Watch it Luvvie!

Here I am at breakfast at the BEST cafe on Marine Parade in Coolangatta on the Gold Coast. Then it starts. Hi Hon ( or is that Hun?) good to see you”. I nearly choke on my poached egg and wonder where a young woman – young enough to be my daughter… No, wait – young enough to be my …

Vulva & Penis vs Gina and Wee Wee

Having a few laughs at a BBQ last night I was blown away when the conversation turned to what our genitals were called as a little ‘un. I have heard of fanny, nor nor, panny, gina and toosh for the vulva and wee wee, pee pee, weiner, sausage and snake for the penis before but this takes the cake. This …