With the big 5-0 looming, our every-man Dad decides that he’s spent enough time watching his teenage sons have all the fun on the cricket field. So, after 25 years on the sideline, he decides to make a comeback. His body is not so sure about that decision.
You’ll laugh your way through this personal reflection on cricket, family life and work as Dad navigates the complexities of modern life through his last summer before turning 50.
I’ve spent the last few years working in the suburbs, leaving behind the daily routine of train travel that I’d “enjoyed” for many years. Last month I started working for a client in the city – so it’s been back … Continue reading →
Thanks to for these three words: stairs, benchtop, rice Terminal “Mum?!” It was the catch-all squark that means “I don’t know where you are and can’t be bothered finding you, but I want to ask you something, now.” “What?” came … Continue reading →
Thanks to Nick Ingram for these three words: cappuccino, Christmas tree, calculator Numbers “Dad, see this word?” said Ryan, 8 years old and the proud owner of a new calculator. He flashed it in front of Rob’s face. The upside … Continue reading →
This story is inspired by these three words: window, present, ball Watching Something caught his eye. He looked up from his computer. Hovering outside, about two metres from his open window, was a flying drone. A small camera pointed straight … Continue reading →
Thanks to David Richards for these three words: Timetable, Lamborghini, Vice Consul Fast “Sir, you will miss your train.” “When’s the next one?” asked the Vice Consul without looking up from his desk. “In an hour.” “Why didn’t you say … Continue reading →
Thanks to Luke Giacometti for these three words: krill, donuts, surfboard Happy “Are you sure?” “It’s the latest thing.” He looked into the murky depths of the smoothie. Wheatgrass, kale and goji berries were fine, but he wasn’t so sure … Continue reading →
Today’s three words are: Washing Machine, fridge, blanket RUN! It’s always the same. One minute you’re getting hammered because you drive an “urban assault vehicle”, and the next it’s “Hey, we’re moving this weekend . . .” Should have just … Continue reading →