Friends with (work) benefits

About ten years ago, I heard a quote from the very last episode of my favourite show, The Office. The original one. The UK one. The one where David Brent finally tells Chris Finch to eff off at the work Christmas Party. The Office, to me, wasn’t ever about David ‘Free Love on the Free … Continue reading

Married, with parents

So, OK I moved out of home in 1997. I was 19 and, as coincidence would have it, Jebediah’s ‘Leaving Home’ was dominating the charts. I wasn’t really getting along with mum. Nothing serious, but leaving would save some tears and tantrums – namely mine. I remember telling her I was moving in with my … Continue reading

It takes a lot of money to look this cheap… seriously

It takes a lot of money to look this cheap, said the glorious Dolly Parton. Whether it’s boobs or bunting, the lady has a point. I’m talking about those so-called simple, indie, non-traditional weddings. You know, the ones where you’re not sure whether you’re at a wedding or an unsettlingly perfect backyard picnic straight out … Continue reading

Let’s talk about Pinterest

There’s really only a handful of circumstances when talking about the intricate details of your wedding before someone’s actually put a ring on it is kind of acceptable. I mean, when I was about 8-years-old, it was perfectly OK for me to bang on for eternity about how my wedding dress was going to look … Continue reading

The Big Game vs the Big Day

So, OK This time a year ago, if I brought up the word ‘wedding’ in a sentence The Mister would have a Pavlov’s Dog response, but instead of salivating, he would look at me with rabbit-in-headlight eyes. Whether he liked it or not, he had to listen up, I mean, there could be a surprise … Continue reading

Here comes the bride (everybody hide!)

There once was an Australian reality TV show about weddings called ‘Weddings’. The fact that I can’t find any trace of it on the interwebs, nor does it appear on host Rachel Hunter’s Wikipedia page or IMDb profile speaks rather loudly to me that it was a program that no one gave two shakes of … Continue reading