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

The Icy Bench

This weekend is the first foray back into netball and I'm just back home. We're in a new level, and the teams have been graded for development purposes. The grading took place last year and was performed by an independent, objective, and non-member of our club. There's no way on God's green earth I could've… Continue reading The Icy Bench

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


I creep in next to their bed. Mouths gaping wide, like a laughing clown at the fair. I stare at them. They look different, slack jowls and closed eyes. Dad's snoring is loud, his lips quiver; he turns over. The bed wobbles. 'Mummy,' I say shaking her shoulder. 'Hmm?' 'Mummy, wake up!' Her eyes fly… Continue reading Hug

Parenting, Relationship and marriage, TV shows

The Middle

Recently, my family and I have been watching The Middle on CatchUp TV. After dinner, we sit together to take in the latest woes of the Heck family. We are into Season 4, so no spoilers please. I don't know how this nugget of sitcom gold escaped my attention over the last decade. Perhaps I… Continue reading The Middle