Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Writing

Here’s to 2020

The ending of each year is a time when a lot of people take stock of their lives. We look back over the good times, the challenging moments and, as the clock strikes twelve o'clock, we make decisions about doing better, trying harder, throughout the incoming year. I normally don't see in a new year.… Continue reading Here’s to 2020

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

At the farm

'He's slippery, almost reptilian,' Laura said, with a shudder. Laura and Sophie were walking back to the farmhouse. They'd been hiking along the river bed in gum boots and holding long sticks. 'He's so not!' Sophie said, fiercely defending her primary school crush. 'He was lovely to me, all those years ago.' 'Yes, but now?… Continue reading At the farm

Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Hettie’s new friend

'Hettie!' called Mindy one afternoon as Hettie walked laps of the school during lunch break. Hettie wasn't sporty; not pretty, not clever. Just average. But her bones ached from loneliness. Hettie looked up, suspicious. Mindy had never uttered a word to her before; she had, until now, assumed Mindy didn't even know her name. Mindy was… Continue reading Hettie’s new friend

Fiction

Samantha and Marli (short fiction)

'Oh, come on! It'll be fun,' Marli urged as she hopped from one foot to the other. 'We'll be quick, so no one has to know.' Samantha stood still, not convinced yet not wanting to be the party-pooper in the friendship. It was late, around 10PM on a balmy summer evening. At fifteen, both girls… Continue reading Samantha and Marli (short fiction)

Health and wellbeing, Writing

Life is learning

I am fortunate to be able to write for people working in a few varied industries. This is great because I:  am paid to write  learn so much about things that I am otherwise blind to. Recently, I have been exposed to an understanding of fabric dyeing techniques, cryptocurrency investment pitfalls and risks, apps that… Continue reading Life is learning