"Open Post: I ate a cockroach. What's been happening with you?"

It’s that time of the week again, Open Post is here.

For those who know the drill, welcome back, and if you’re new around here, Open Post is a time we get together and have a chat about what’s going on in our worlds at the moment.

I’ll kick us off.

This week, my relationship with my Mum entered new territory when she asked my sister and I for advice.

My sister Georgia, Mum, and myself.

After finding out she had the opportunity to travel to Japan for work she wanted our opinions. The catch is that she’ll be on her own, so naturally she was feeling a bit of trepidation.

From the outside, I can see that she’s completely underestimating herself. She’s travelled the world, accomplished more than she would admit and overcome countless obstacles.

So of course my guidance was, GO, GO, GO!

Travelling solo: Why everyone should try it at least once.

I’m delighted to report that she decided to seize the opportunity, I have no doubt she’ll have the time of her life.

In less savoury news, I ate a cockroach.

It’s hard for me to talk about it, mostly because it makes me want to vom.

I decided I would make myself a nice cup of cocoa and curl up on the couch to watch some TV.

Sounds great right? WRONG.

After taking a few sips I bit down on something crunchy. By the time I registered that crunchy = NOT GOOD, it was too late.

I proceeded to spit the remains out of my mouth, identify the cockroach, dry-heave for a while, and not eat anything but toast for a solid 24 hours.

Cocoa sounds great right? WRONG

Note to self: No more chocolatey beverages

And on that note, how’s your week been so far?

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