Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Weather, Writing


Autumn has passed. Winter is over. Spring is here. The sun rises earlier in the day and sets later at night. Very soon, like in a matter of a few short weeks, we will switch to the horror that is Daylight Saving. Presently, though, we Melburnians are living in the glory of bright blue skies,… Continue reading Seasons

Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Parenting, Relationship and marriage, TV shows, Weather, Writing

Where’s the milk?

'If anyone needs me, I'll be in the back garden!' Millie calls over her shoulder as she walks out the door. There's no response. Not that she was expecting one. They're all watching the telly, eyes wide, jaws slack and hanging. Millie reckons they're watching one of those trashy reality shows, like the Bachelor or… Continue reading Where’s the milk?

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


I'm almost ready to board a flight to Adelaide to attend a friend's 50th and to see my parents. The city is affectionately known by locals as Radelaide, but to the rest of the nation it's sardonically referred to as Sadelaide. For those of you who aren't familiar with Australia, it's the (very small) capital… Continue reading Home

Fiction, Melbourne, Opinion, Relationship and marriage, Weather, Writing

Bumping into a stranger

Charlie walked down the street, eyes upwards, gazing at the light pink blossom on the trees. She crashed into a passer-by. 'Oh gosh, I'm so sorry,' she said as she bent to pick up the papers that had scattered from his grip on impact. 'Quite alright,' he snapped. His voice left Charlie in no doubt… Continue reading Bumping into a stranger

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

Sporty morning

A fabulous morning out with the kids for their sport. Our Girl's netball match was at the frightening hour of 7.45AM; they had a cracking win: 17-6. The second netball team I coached also had a win (no offspring in it, but 10-4, I think). I raced home, vacuumed down a second coffee and we… Continue reading Sporty morning