Category Archives: Cocktails with Victoria

This section is generally writings that are not necessarily meant to be taken seriously or are written in a satirical vein. The sort of talk one might make with a martini in hand.

Let’s just relegate the curtsy once and for all

I never thought I would find myself writing a piece about curtsying, and these are certainly the first and last words I will have to say on the subject, but the storm in the Royal Doulton teacup that has apparently … Continue reading

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Letter to my ex-hairdresser

I guess it had to come to this. When we started it was so much fun – you understood my needs and made me feel so special. It wasn’t just the big things either, like the cutting and styling, but … Continue reading

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Nominative determinism and naming your princess

When Prince Frederik of Denmark told his folks he was dating an Aussie chick he picked up at a Sydney bar during the Olympics, did Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik exchange horrified glances at the thought of a Princess Shazza … Continue reading

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Why I oppose male suffrage

The facts, on their own, look good: Australia was the first country in the world where women could both vote and stand for parliamentary elections; 44% of the leaders of Australian governments are women. Look a little deeper however, and … Continue reading

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