Holidays can be fun…

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Stomach bug

…but sometimes they go to the toilet – literally

Luckily for me and my family we all managed to avoid a bout of gastro this holiday trip to Myanmar. Having been a former girl scout in my younger years I was fully armed with a medical kit and was just about prepared for any holiday sickness. Bugs must have seen it and decided to attack another tourist instead.

So, did the holiday bug visit you these holidays?



Growing pains

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Grow chart

I fondly look back at the early days when both my daughters were young and keen to get measured using the door frame to record the results.  Standing on tippy toes was a trick both tried regularly. I could laugh at the time because for me there was no competition…yet. However, I knew the time would come that they would surpass me and surpass me they did this year. At the tender ages of 13 and 15 they now tower over their tiny 5 ‘7″ mother. However, I’m not the shortest in the family. Our pet golden retriever Ollie will always be the shortest. 🙂

What height stories do you have?

Close inspection

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Inspiration for my cartoons comes from many different sources, but unsurprisingly the internet claims the biggest portion of the pie. In this instance, it was the TED Talk by Shawn Achor, psychologist and author of The Happiness Advantage, in his presentation on The happy secret to better work.

The TED Talk blurb, reads as follows

‘We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.’

Just a little bit intrigued? Well, with over 16 million views, you probably can’t go wrong. Watch it here and then

Let me know what you think


Think outside the nest

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outside the box

I think for me, ‘thinking outside the box’ has become the new ‘why did the chicken cross the road’. So many opportunities for a fun and quirky interpretation.

But back to our humble chicken… Yet again I’ve troweled the internet to find the best of the best chicken jokes (by the way, Google provided me with a choice of 3.68 million options). So, rather than providing you with bog standard, Top 10 best ever why did the chicken cross the road jokes, I’ve found a highly intellectual take on the subject in question. Drum roll please…

Harvard University physics department has dedicated a page to answering the question through the mouths of famous physicists. From Einstein, to Sagan, to Pascal – they’re all in there. Enjoy!

So what’s your favourite chicken joke?


Business hierarchy

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Office hierarchy

I’d like to take full credit for this cartoon, but it was my nephew who came up with the gag. He politely indicated that cartooning was easy and proceeded to explain this gag in great detail. When I suggested he got on with it and share it, he faulted… ‘I can’t draw!’ Well, really, that’s no excuse. I’m still learning to draw too!

So Merry Christmas to you Ben… I took the liberty!

Flashback to Doug the dung beetle

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Finders Keepers Cartoon

A bit of a flashback to a cartoon I drew a couple of years back, but this time I have redrawn it in the app I now use for all my cartoons. Since I’ve been accepted into Cartoonstock, I’ve been inspired to redraw some of my favourite cartoons which can’t be included in Cartoonstock’s portfolio because they don’t have the required resolution.

Are there any other cartoons from the past you think I should redraw? Or perhaps, any themes or subject matter you think would work well for sales.

Let me know

The new work employee

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The black sheep

Every family has a black sheep lurking in the group and looks like every work office does too. What are the odds that the next employee will be a dung beetle to deal with the droppings? Before you know it, the office will be a full on self sustaining ecosystem.

Having a few issues?

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need to see the doctor

I had such a great response from my last word play cartoon, that I’ve packaged up some of your favourite expressions into the one cartoon. Good thing, they were all animal based.

Can you think of any more ailments I could add?