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Ten mistakes to avoid when writing a listicle

Listicles are good for readers because they increase the white space on the page. Listicles are good for writers because you don’t have to think. Despite their ease of production, digestion and excretion, there are some common mistakes people make when writing a listicle. Read on to learn these two things: What the ten listicle… Read Post »

Bridezilla forwards

I am frequently entertained by internet Bridezilla horror stories, and  it’s time for me to give back. I’m already married, but should I be lucky enough to wed again I aim to issue instructions to my invited guests that are so outlandish that someone will post them on their socials, where they will go viral.… Read Post »

Around the Palins in a Year

In 2007 my parents generously gave me the box set of Michael Palin’s travel documentaries for Christmas. I took notes as I watched them and more than ten years later, I want to share my viewing experience. There are 49 travel documentary episodes in the DVD boxset spanning from Palin’s first crack at the genre,… Read Post »

Ideas for netball novels

There are a number of middle-grade books about netball including the Netball Gems series and Sporty Kids: Netball! And yet, it seems that in other genres, netball has been missing from our literary works. To begin to rectify this, I’ve drawn up a list of netball fiction ideas. I’m happy for anyone to take one of… Read Post »

I Quit Soil!

  Brindy Quokka’s latest book I Quit Soil has made waves in the food community by advocating a diet free of soils, dirt and wax. I decided to try it myself under the guidance of Brindy herself. Brindy takes me to her favourite soil-free café. She orders for both of us and I’m happy to have… Read Post »

If the Baby-Sitters Club played netball

How did I only just think of this? Let’s not waste anymore time. Kristy Obviously, Kristy plays Centre. During a close semi-final Kristy deliberately steps into the opposition goal circle to draw a free pass and prevent a shot at goal. Her plan works but her guilt at her own un-sportspersonlike behaviour takes a whole… Read Post »

54 762631

Today I found out that my dad got rid of the land-line at his house. It’s the house I grew up in, and the phone number I grew up with too. 54 762631 I have a lot of feelings and stories. When we first got the number, it was shorter – six digits was all that… Read Post »

Four things not to say to new parents

I’ve written before about what not to do when visiting new parents. But sometimes saying things is a kind of doing too. So, here’s what not to say to a new parent. 1. What’s that smell? I don’t know. Pick an orifice, they’ve all got problems. Surveys show that 90% of new parents, like me,… Read Post »

FAQs – Netball Bib Bags

I’ve become tired of answering the same questions about my netball bib bags (sold through the Etsy shop If You Need). I’ve prepared this list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions. I have hands and arms. Why should I use a bag to carry things? Bags can greatly assist in the ease and efficiency of… Read Post »

Your future in 2018 according to Netballstrology

Your netball position is highly predictive of your future. I’ve spent many hours meditating on an orange (very painful and sticky) in order to divine these uncannily accurate netballstrology readings. Read on to find out what 2018 has in store for you. Note: The bags pictured are available at www.ifyouneed.etsy.com With Mercury peeling the orange… Read Post »

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