Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

Abnormal Days

I've been enjoying five consecutive days off from work. It's been lovely, restful. In normal circumstances, I might've flown home to Adelaide to visit my ageing parents, or, given it's school holidays, as a family we could have popped to a regional city for a mini-break. But alas, Melbourne is far from normal. The protests… Continue reading Abnormal Days

Family, Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

At the Shop

Sam's fingers trembled as she locked the front doors of her boutique. Her body was hot, tingly and she could feel her pulse beating against her ribs. She'd happily never go through that experience again. Walking through the shop, she lovingly caressed her stock. Deeps breaths---in through her nose and out through her mouth---helped to… Continue reading At the Shop

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

Season of hope

Autumn is my favourite season, but of course, here in Australia, it's spring. Spring is lovely too. Today, for example, there's a clear blue sky, cloud cover that occasionally hides the sun's rays. There's a lovely cool breeze that makes the leaves in the trees dance and sway. I've always found that spring brings us… Continue reading Season of hope

Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Poems, Writing

Generation Bamboozle

Feel the sense of foreboding A generation bamboozled Live with depression Suicide Ignorance Loneliness Leaders blinded by arrogance, power greed Refuse to see the ripple of selfish decisions Enough. Act now, Save the future Our children. Photo by Atharva Tulsi on Unsplash

Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Across the garden

The vista from the bedroom window is pristine. Neatly mowed lawn and trimmed edges. Not a leaf on the paved pathway. Verdant green shrubbery, and bright coloured flowers: peonies, roses, nasturtiums, and daisies. Marianne's garden gives her much pleasure. Although, she's really upped the amount of work she pours into it, given the ongoing lockdowns.… Continue reading Across the garden