Hen party update

hen party

Here is the Hen party in full technicolour, although the actual willy shot I didn’t feel game enough to post in case Picasa pulled it.

The invite said wear something black.  I did let them know that I don’t really own black.  I did my best to be dark with purple instead.  I had no idea so many people own so much black.

We had a good time.  I enjoyed the games at the apartment.  I struggle to see the appeal of a stripper especially when they are hairless and pretty plastic looking.  However I think we all had a ball.  Camilla who is Rose’s friend  did a fantastic job in organising the evening.


I have attended 3 births this week as well as the tour down under.  After a birth on thur night and friday night, we had tickets to see the Mikado on saturday night.

Heading the all singing, all dancing line-up as Pooh-Bah is Colin Lane, best known as one half of former comedy double act Lano and Woodley. He is joined by fellow comedian and 2008 Helpmann Award Winner David Collins (of Umbilical Brothers fame) who steals the show as Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner. Musical theatre legend Julie Anthony takes on the role of Katisha.

It was fantastic, a variation on a theme of course, but it was gilbert and sullivan modernised and socialised.  I had a great time and the kids really enjoyed it.  I laughed until I cried and haven’t enjoyed myself so much for ages.



Tour downunder


This week is the tour downunder and Stirling is one of the stages.  It is a full carnival day.  We walked into stirling to see the riders and to catch a glimpse of Lance Armstrong.  If only we knew what he looked like. It’s a bit like wheres Wally?


I had this romantic notion of meeting up with the kids (who all buggered off at 9am to try and get the freebies) but by the time we had arrived they had been there for hours so went to a friends house.   They watched the race from Donna’s house where they sat on the wall and the race passed them.  No crowds or blazing heat.   The adults were all partying at the festival and the kids were at home.   What is the world coming to

The balls

The thing I hate about new blogs is, I’m a technical idiot and I have to keep asking Jeremy how to do stuff.   He seems to know it just to spite me.  He decided to reformat my computer, or some such nerdy past time, now I can’t find anything or access my regular programs.  I like that I know where my pictures are and how my msn works.  Now I can’t do a damn thing and its holding me back.


I took my car in for a service.  Honey is working with me for a few months and we put all my equipment in her car today while mine was being checked over.  A few hours later, between visits, we pick the car back up and drove to the edge of the golf course where we pull over to swap my equipment back.  While minding our own business chatting a ball fell from the sky and hit Honey’s car.  Bloody hell that’s a bad shot, not even in the rough but on the side of the road!!  The guy came to apologize and see if he could help.  Honey took his number in case we had a problem but the car wasn’t really damaged.  He was a bit of a spunk however and now we have his number.  (rubs hands together) hhem for Honey of course.

Introducing ….me

Lisa Barrett
Lisa Barrett

Hello, my name is Lisa Barrett and I’m a British (pedantic mode on – Welsh)  independent midwife living in South Australia.  I specialise in homebirth, but you won’t find much about birth on this blog as I have one that  is completely dedicated to that.

No this blog is not about birth at all, although it’ll be hard to avoid it completely. It’s about everything else. Is there anything else? Mmm, I think I could fit in at least one post a month!