The Fat Rat

My children got three chickens for Christmas last year. They have given them names and love them like domesticated pets. And we’re getting a couple of eggs a day so everyone’s happy. Except the Fat Rat. A week ago, my daughter found the Fat Rat stuck in the chicken wire surrounding the cage. It seems…






The Big Bash League for accountants

Last week I watched my first live Big Bash League (BBL) cricket match, a somewhat insipid encounter between the Brisbane Heat and the Melbourne Stars. A crowd of 24,000 turned out at the Gabba to take in the spectacle, complete with fireworks, cheerleaders and champion leg spinner Shane Warne as captain of the Stars. As…