Melbourne, Parenting, Writing

What I’ve been up to

What a rush these past few weeks have been for me. Hubster's been away---and will be for another two weeks---leaving me with all home-based responsibilities. Luckily (in a way) I've been working from home, which means I can keep a close eye on the children and their online school lessons, do my job and keep… Continue reading What I’ve been up to

Melbourne, Opinion, Writing


Today is Thursday in Melbourne, the day before Good Friday. People tend to go a bit cray-cray on this day, especially in the supermarket. Have you noticed? It is often the busiest shopping day in the year, with people stocking up for camping trips or visits interstate or to beach-side properties. I always find it… Continue reading Relax

Health and wellbeing, Relationship and marriage


The online Oxford dictionary defines conversation as, 'A talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged'. That's pretty broad. The use of the word 'informal' ensures its wide catchment, but I've been wondering if we really engage in conversation anymore. In this fabulous Melbourne cafe culture,… Continue reading Conversation

Family, Parenting

A lead-up to Christmas

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is a time of giving and sharing and joy and family. It's the time of year when we all come together, eat too much, spend too much, drink too much. We spend time with family members, some of whom we haven't seen for a whole year.… Continue reading A lead-up to Christmas