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

Suburban Annoyances

This morning, I rose to be greeted by the repetitive and annoying sound of a neighbour's outdoor blower/vac. Rrrrremmmm. Rrrrremmmm. It's not constant. The neighbour must hold and release the button in five second intervals. And repeat. And repeat. And repeat. This happens reasonably frequently and comes from the townhouse directly behind us. I understand… Continue reading Suburban Annoyances

Music, Opinion, Weather, Writing

Tick Tock Tuesday #34 (2nd June 2020)

This week for Tick Tock Tuesday I skip to the late 90s. What a brilliant time to be alive. Great music, a world full of promise and possibility---let's face it, social media was yet to infiltrate our lives. And, though I didn't fully realise it, at that time I was on the precipice, gearing up… Continue reading Tick Tock Tuesday #34 (2nd June 2020)

Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing


Sometimes, change is good. On Thursday, we took delivery of a new bed frame. For the past twenty years, our old bed frame served us well. But I wanted a fresh, contemporary look, so in April when shutdown seemed its bleakest and just about everything was on sale to encourage individuals to spend money, I… Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Family, Melbourne, Music, Opinion, Parenting, Writing

I guess that’s why

In a serendipitous twist, the two word prompts I follow are 'classic' and 'the blues'. Elton John is inside my head: Time on my hands should be time spent with you... It's a classic. Another one of those great songs released in the 80s. At the time, I was about 13, a happy early teen… Continue reading I guess that’s why

Music, Opinion, Writing

Tick Tock Tuesday #32 (19 May 2020)

Another Tuesday rolls around. I've just submitted a short story to a writing competition here in Australia. I won't win, doubt I'll even come close. I'm not edgy enough, my stories too mainstream to be considered. Still it's good to keep trying, if for no other reason than to test my own will. Anyhoo... While… Continue reading Tick Tock Tuesday #32 (19 May 2020)