About Me

About me? What would you like to know?

Firstly, my name is Vanessa but everyone calls me Ness. I'm a rather ordinary strikingly attractive crummy yummy Mummy living the boring glamorous life in the 'burbs. I'm married to Mickey Blue Eyes and we have three marvellous boys. I'm witty and acerbic. Cutting edge and a rebel. At this point I should probably mention that I also tend to be delusional.

This is my space to be myself when I want to and pretend to be some one else when I don't. After all, I've done my share of pretending. At age 40 I was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder formerly know as Asperger's Syndrome (or Ass Burgers Syndrome). Information that would have been helpful 30 years ago, but at least I understand myself better these days.  

But it's all good because I've found my place in this mad world and invented my own little world into the bargain! (I blame all those Enid Blyton books I read while I was growing up).

Welcome to Nessville! Yes, it's my own little world, but I do like visitors!

If you like your blog reading with a side serving of self-deprecation and cakies you've come to the right place! On the other hand if you want wisdom and deep intellectual musings about important issues, you've also come to the right place! (As long as the issues are also cake-related or about bringing back the Pollywaffle).


I write about my avant garde interests such as cakies and Karen Carpenter. I did mention I'm a rebel.

You can also read my amusing anecdotes about my family life. For added oomph and to keep it real I'll also elude to my struggles as a Mum who is an introvert, has ASD and an Anxiety Disorder.

In late 2015 I was diagnosed with early stage triple negative breast cancer. Which is a shame, because I've never really liked pink. You can read about my 'diagnonsense' here. I'm now cancer-free and a proud survivor. I have my chemo curls to prove it! Nanna Ness FTW! 


Nanna Ness. Winning at life
since 1971!


Sound depressing? 

Well, life isn't always about cakies, unicorns and Carpenters music. Although I'm trying my best to make it that way! I still to love to laugh and I promise if you stick around you will too! 

So sit back, grab a cuppa and a cakie and lets have a giggle together!

For further fascinating details about me pop over here.

You can also come and say hi on Facebook or Twitter Free
cakies* for any one who meets me there!

*They are virtual cakies, so you have to imagine them. DETAILS!

38 comments:

  1. Hi Ness!!! Lovely to have stumble upon your blog - looking forward to reading more of your witty writings!

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  2. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and the lovely comment! Hope to see you around here often.

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  3. Hi Ness, I've finally had time to read your 'about' page. Very funny! I'm looking forward to reading more of your work :)

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    1. Thanks Lara! I appreciate the feedback. Hope to see you around here again. :)

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  4. Hilarious! I love this about page!

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  5. Hi ness. Love your about page. It's soo good you know who you are. See u around.

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    1. Thankyou so much Judy. I'm really sorry I haven't replied before! xo

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  6. Good Grief Ness.... I have just stumbled upon your 'about' page - being Sunday night and not much happening.... Got to say though I love it.... wish I could think up some witty repartee for my own 'about' page. x x

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    1. Hi there, Lynne. Sorry for being a slack arsed bitch and only noticing this comment now! Actually I need to update this. I've just realised I'm not 41 anymore! Did I mention I was slack?

      Thanks for the kind words. xo

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  7. OMG LOVE-LOVE-LOVE your About me page. Laughing about Steve Irwin the Accountant. Bless x

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Ha ha, yep that's my Micky Blue Eyes. xoxo

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  8. Such an awesome first post/about me page. I laughed out loud when you said your hubby was an accountant. I was convinced being like Steve and all that he would be a tradie of some sort. Very nice tale :)

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    1. Thanks, Renee. Glad I could make you laugh! Thanks for reading. xo

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  9. What a fantastic introduction! You have a real knack for writing humour.
    I too have some bogan tendancies that I like to bring out after a few wines.
    I'm I found your blog.
    Cheers :-)

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    1. I wish I could translate that humour in real life situations, but nope, I'm mute. Sigh.

      Thanks for the kind words. Glad I found your blog too. xo

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  10. Great start Ness, I hate maths also, lucky I have a number's man too! You have such a dry sense of humour, and that is what draws me to your and your blog :) Happy weekend x

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    1. Nawww, thanks, Em. I love your sense of humour too. xo

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  11. I'm with you and Em, I am so crap at Maths. I can't add up in my head to save my life. It's shocking.
    I love your lil blog, when I get a chance to read it. When I don't you make me LOL on Twitter all the time! You're awesome X

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    1. Thanks so much, Robo. Not feeling particularly awesome presently, so need to hear that. xo

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  12. Don't we all dream of the Heights? I can imagine your fellow bogans' chagrin at The Carpenters belting from the stereo. Your ironies include a hatred of ironing? Love it!

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    1. Yep, I crank Carpenters up to 11 and head bang! LOL

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  13. What a lovely introduction. You really gave people the chance to get to know right at the start. I was still trying to be all anonymous and enigmatic in my early days :)

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  14. I love this! Your humour is awesome, and love your description of Micky Blue Eyes.

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  15. Great first post, love your style!

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  16. Thanks for having dropped by my blog, causing me to find yours! I look forward to reading more. Maybe thayts cause I love the Carpenters too lol (and my husband and I are poles apart - except for our shared address hahaha)

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  17. Yay! Another Carpenters fan! It always feels amazing when somebody else admits that! LOL. Thanks, love. xo

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  18. Love this about me page Ness. I might need you to come and do mine!

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    1. Thanks Raych. Um, how much could I charge you for that? LOL

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  19. Thank you for sharing this with me Ness. I am so glad you found my link up and I loved learning more about you xoxo

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  20. Ha ha love your about page Ness. Funny girl. I too am a Triple neg survivor. Disliked my chemo curls immensely, I cannot wear pink now and 'cancer free' are my favourite words. I'll be back to check out your 'diagnonsense'. Great page. :-) Xx

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