Quick this and thating

Still no interwebby thing in our new home (I’m at my parents), but at least we can watch the cricket!

There’ve been some comments from actual editors on the gender balance question thing I posted about a while back. Confirming once again that there is no vast conspiracy—it’s all much more complicated than that.

I’m loving our new neighbourhood, Surry Hills, but am less than thrilled about the whole unpacking, organising, cleaning, not finding necessary things etc. Turns out that our flat while fab, lacks certain essentials. There’s hardly any storage, making unpacking really hard cause there’s no where to put anything. And a lack of hooks and railings for the hanging of towels in the bathroom is driving me nuts. Hanging the hand towel from one of the drawers is not the best solution. Also what is it with modern built-in wardrobes being narrower than most coathangers? I mean how did anyone think that was going to work out?! Aren’t wardrobes meant to protect clothes, not squish them?

I’m in love with Dwayne Bravo. What a miracle worker he is. And how much better has this third test been than the first two? So very good to be home in the land of cricket and wry understatment and really really good Thai food. Green mango salad . . .


  1. roger on #

    There are worse things. Such as waking up to another cold, frigid day in the mother country.

  2. parker on #

    i have just moved house too, so i have much empathy… but hopefully there are some marvellous things to discover about your new digs as well.

    watching bravo celebrate his wickets is a thing of such joyousness and delight… a truly heart-warming sight

  3. David Moles on #

    Maybe you’re supposed to hang everything at a 30-degree angle, for display purposes?

  4. Ben Payne on #

    Duane Bravo was way cool.

  5. Justine on #

    Parker and Ben: Yup, Bravo was amazing. And I’m totally full of hope for a West Indies revival. That was the most promising I’ve seen them in years and years.

    David: that’s the only thing that makes sense. Scary, eh?

  6. Ben Payne on #

    Yeah, I think there’s hope for them too, especially given that off the top of my head I reckon only about three players in the team (Lara, Chanderpaul and Collymore) are over 25…

  7. Justine on #

    Ben: Especially as they’re hosting the next world cup, that’s gotta add some oomph to the whole onward and upward momentum of west indies cricket.

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