10 not so great smells

Money

#1 That rotten egg catalytic convertor smell. Do you point out to your passenger or driver that you didn’t, in fact, trump? Or do you gamble on them knowing that it’s the catalytic convertor and keep schtum? Continue reading

10 bad habits

PaperLayer

#1 Using your sent mailbox and trash mailbox as an unofficial filing system for your emails. Before you know it you have over 2,000 sent messages, God knows how many items in your trash, then your mac goes down and all hell breaks loose when you lose your ‘filing’ in one fell swoop. Continue reading

10 things that only happen over the Christmas holidays

BoardGames

#1 Despite popping to the supermarket nearly every day in the run up to Christmas, come December 26th you have nothing of any nutritious value to eat. Well you might have, but with every darned plate, bowl and tub in your fridge covered in tinfoil it’s hard to be sure. Continue reading

10 culinary uh-ohs

TopHats

#1 Asking a friend if there was anything I could make for her children’s joint birthday party. Taking her up on her suggestion to make a batch of ‘Top Hats’ (marshmallows, dipped in melted chocolate and topped with a sweet  about my level of cooking). Handing over my chocolate-topped treats to my friend then seeing her look of surprise. Turns out the chocolate is supposed to be at the bottom! (Spot the non-parent.) Continue reading

10 (alternative) self-help books

SelfHelp

#1 For those struggling to balance work life and home life… Coming Up For Air: How to Build a Balanced Life in a Workaholic World by Beth Sawi. Formerly a self-confessed workaholic and now Executive Vice President for a financial giant, Sawi shares her strategies for getting the most out of work and home life. Continue reading