It’s been a while. A while since I just sat down and wrote for the heck of it. Wrote until words tumbled out of this noisy old head of mine on to the page. I’ve been busy, the eBook has been keeping me REALLY busy. Apparently they are a lot of work. Haha. Who knew!? So this evening as I sit down to write a post for my poor neglected blog I thought, stuff it all I’ll just write.

So I did…ย 

I like Dad’s of old school friends. Love them perhaps. And not in an awkward I want to date them kind of way in a very specific way. For me the Dad’s I run in to there is one thing they all have in common… They don’t ask the same awkward questions as you get from classmates or their mothers. The where do you live, are you married, DO YOU HAVE KIDS? type questions. You get the goss without the upset. Dads really are a little less competitive when it comes to their offspring. Female offspring anyway. That’s what I’ve found.

The weather. Let’s talk about that for a moment. It’s been HOT. Super hot for this time of year. Where I live in Queensland is on week two or three of temps 30 degrees or higher. I mean come oooooon. Where’s my spring? I like spring. I like the cool, bright sunny days and the crisp nights. I like the transition from jumper weather to beach weather. I like that. This year I’ve been robbed.

I found that cake, up there, in the pretty picture and shared it with my Guinness loving Uncle. He has set me the challenge of making it for his next birthday. I can probably manage that. It looks simple enough. But what I REALLY want to know is, why aren’t there more cakes with booze in them? Is it just me or does this seem like a bit of a gap in the market place? A great stinking hole in fact.

Stonking. There’s a word that’s not used enough. Like ambivalent or hence. More useage required, I think. Do words appeal to you? they appeal to me VERY much. A childhood spent reading the classics, devouring more like, lead me here. Lead me to love of words and stringing them together. About cake and weather and ex-classmates Dads. I’m glad for that. Glad for What Katie Did and Anne of Green Gables. Thank goodness for them.

What are you thankful for? Is it the word stonking? It’s fine if it is. I’m pretty grateful for it myself.ย