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

Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

Grand Final

In just over two hours, Our Girl and her teammates will play in their very first netball grand final. Well, it's a pared-down version of a grand final, given there are many, many restrictions still in place. There are no spectators allowed into the stadium which means of course that there will be no atmosphere---you… Continue reading Grand Final

Opinion, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Avid Interest

One of my favourite Tarantino movies is his most recent: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Now, some long-time followers of my blog may understand a key factor behind why this is high on my list of goodies. Brad Pitt. Yes, that's right. I have adored this fine gentlemen since his break out role in… Continue reading Avid Interest

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