Restroom, lavatory, potty, water closet, outhouse, privy, latrine, earth closet, the facilities, washroom, powder room, lav, throne, bog, loo, honey bucket, tea room, dunny, crapper, pooper, thunderbox, cottage, netty, little girls room, and finally…. toilet; these are the many words, and more, we have to describe the delicate area in which we ladies me pause… Continue reading Tinkle


Gonzo from Sesame Street taught us the important lesson of ‘near and far’ years ago. I can still hear his gravely voice as he ran to show us far…….. and near. This weekend in my travels to the distant Australian town of Coober Pedy (2600km) I began to understand the meaning of ‘far’ far better… Continue reading Far