'Aussie, Actually' is now on Audible. The book is an honest and humorous account of Lois Nicholls' new life on foreign soil – battling through endless Brisbane summers, the struggles to make new friends, coming to terms with leaving her family behind and understanding the quirks of living in Australia.
These were the unspoken words I grew up with. Cultured women don’t lose their decorum and tell shop keepers what they think of them. They maintain their dignity and they leave. They remain in control.
We have an abundance of holy silver beet in our vegetable patch. Holy not in a religious sense, but rather that it has been nibbled with gay abandon by an extended family of tiny, apple green grasshoppers. The fact that it is holy in no way impacts on its taste, or the frequency in which it finds its way into a multitude of dishes. The pleasure is purely that it comes from our garden and tastes like real spinach.
Middle-Aged Dread. In my mother’s era, middle-aged mothers were content to be middle-aged mothers. They wore comfortable clothing and would not have dreamed of trying to fit into their teenage daughter’s jeans or befriending her friends on Facebook ...