Friday, January 21, 2011

On the home front

Prudence and Beloved found themselves, late on a Friday afternoon, faced with the unenviable task of purchasing a new vacuum cleaner.

(Best not to think about the sound and the smell the old one had taken to making.)

Prudence had no idea makers of essentially peaceful appliances had taken to using such terribly violent names for them!

After rejecting the Combat Ultra (yes, really a vacuum cleaner) and several versions of Extreme, they settled on the Action Plus.

In the hope it would not get all shouty if a corner was missed.

Monday, January 17, 2011

On names: an ongoing rant

Prudence shakes her coiffed head at the parents of the child on the front page of today's West Australian.


If one is determined to name one's child after a dry, barren place mostly inhabited by venomous reptiles, one could at least pick a desert in Australia.

Prudence respectfully suggests Tanami as a name for any subsequent children.


Monday, January 10, 2011

More evidence of a decline in standards

How, Prudence wonders,

could the two cars being advertised,

both be identical?

Friday, January 7, 2011


Is it fair,

Prudence wonders,

to judge a man

on the number of facebook friends

he has?

And that would appear to be the end, before it's begun, of a romance of which Prudence recently heard.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Goings and comings

Looking back over the year just gone and making resolutions is, it seems the thing to do.

Prudence's year has followed typical form and involved a moving of house and a changing of job.

It has also involved:
  • the acquisition of a cat (good);
  • the breaking of a staggering number of wine glasses (embarrassing);
  • a broken resolution to learn Italian (ah, well);
  • the nurturing of an olive tree that once more did not bear fruit (death row, shall try a native finger lime);
  • varying rates of economy with the truth (also known as good manners);
  • varying degrees of success with sewing and other crafty projects (if at first you don't succeed...);
  • the growing out of a truly ugly haircut (painful, indeed);
  • three very small lotto wins (just enough to buy another ticket);
  • complete success in avoiding quiz nights (invitations no longer coming in); and
  • the making of new and very precious friendships (BSC Perth, that's you).
So, for 2011

(and these are not resolutions, that process will only end in tears)
  • grow a cut flower garden;
  • try not to break so many wine glasses; and
  • learn to sew button holes.
There - that ought to be doable.