Off Topic

Sometimes when I need a break from writing, I like to post about random stuff!


Lost in translation

Lost in translation

Many years ago, shortly after I got heavily into romance and was buying heaps of US-published books, I read the phrase, “He patted her on the fanny.” It wasn’t the...
The case of the disappearing ‘dis’

The case of the disappearing ‘dis’

When I first met DH, he owned just about every Robert Heinlein book ever written. Being a huge fan of fantasy and lighter SciFi at the time, I dived right in. Bliss! What I love about...
Lording it over someone

Lording it over someone

Usually I have a plethora of weird and wonderful words running round in my brain, just clamoring for the opportunity to be included in Word of the Week. Or, I’m reading a book,...
Shying away

Shying away

Today’s Word Of The Week is a strange little word. It doesn’t really roll off the tongue, per se, but it’s quite fun to say: BLENCH Say it with me, now. BLENCH. See...
Is it really a word?

Is it really a word?

Today’s Word Of The Week is one that our family has known for quite some time, and is always worth a giggle or three. And it was even more amusing when a radio announcer saw it...
What an irresistibly sweet blog!

What an irresistibly sweet blog!

Apparently my irresistibly sweet demeanor (Bwah hah hah! Yeah. Riiiiight.) has gotten around, and the lovely Jenna McCormick has nominated me for The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. Thank...
Sounds rude but it’s not. Really.

Sounds rude but it’s not. Really.

I’m procrastinating again. As you do when you don’t want to tackle end-of-year accounts… but the accounts reports have been sitting on your printer for a few days…...

Happy Mothers’ Day!

To all you moms (or as we say in New Zealand “mums”) out there, Happy Mothers’ Day! We’ve never done the big expensive present thing in our household for Mothers’...