Friday, September 24, 2010

Missing in action

Sincerest apologies for Prudence's unexplained absence.

Suffice to say, it involved boxes, men with trolleys, paperwork, rather a lot of money, tears, bruises and not enough gin at the end of the process.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Absolute truth

Prudence's favourite two-year-old, a most perspicacious young man, has a very clear take on the world.

As well as having the sort of penchant for avocadoes that forces his mother to be very inventive in hiding them, he understands much of the ways of the world.

Yesterday's pronouncement, to a taxi driver, on the way to the airport, was: "Only bogans fly Jetstar".

And Prudence cannot argue with that.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Small subversions

A very fine barista of Prudence's acquaintance has finally had enough of people not respecting the bean.

In his last week at a particular Perth cafe, anyone who has had the gall to ask for - gasp- skim milk or - strangled gurgle - a decaf, has been given full strength on both counts.

These elements make for a far superior cup, and no-one, no-one, has noticed.

Prudence supposes this is proof that uninformed choice is no choice at all.

And she does love a creative rebellion.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Prudence has returned to an old stomping ground for a reunion with former... stompers.

She is staying with lovely friend C.

After arriving late (the trip comprised 12 hours of sitting in a taxi, plane, bus, tram and train), C picked Prudence up from the station.

She put on a lovely dinner with wine, then advised Prudence there were several cases of wine under the bed, of which she should avail herself if she got thirsty during the night.

That is hospitality.