Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Parenting, Writing


Here we are, ready to tackle another week. The last week of Term 2 here in Victoria. My kids are tired, I'm tired, and from what I can glean, the whole world is tired. A pandemic will do that, so I've discovered. I've planned to take annual leave, so that I'm at least not trying… Continue reading Tired

Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing


I'm keen to let you all know the results from yesterday's netball matches. Unfortunately, my second team (Supernovas) lost their match, so they finished the season at 4 on the ladder. Still an amazing result overall, and each girl played really well. The issue was just bad luck with shooting goals: the ball bounced around… Continue reading Results

Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Mindy’s Shopping Trip

'And at this juncture in time, all stock will be half-price. You won't want to miss this opportunity.' Mindy walks past the spruiker in front of the electronics store, surprised that this is still a job. Hardly ever see them anymore; a relic from a by-gone era. She's mildly interested in the sale, though. Needs… Continue reading Mindy’s Shopping Trip

Family, Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Parenting, Writing

Planting and Growing

I clutch onto the little paper bag in one hand. The other is holding Clarabel's pudgy, soft fingers. We're on our way to the vegetable patch. In the bag are various seeds for cos lettuce, zucchini, tomato, pumpkin and sweet potato. That should be enough to keep her interested. 'Wherz da patch, Mumma?' asks Clarabel.… Continue reading Planting and Growing

Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

Fatalistic Imaginings

What joy is this! A public holiday. Regular readers will know something of my long-time adoration of public holidays. A day when I paid NOT to work. Total happiness ensues. Well, it might if I could shake this headache. It's freaking me out a bit actually, as I had the AZ vaccine nearly two weeks… Continue reading Fatalistic Imaginings