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

Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Weather, Writing

At the local pool

'A what?' I ask. 'Brammer,' she replies. 'Don't you think he's a real brammer?' My friend, Maggie, is always trying to display her superior language skills. 'Never heard it before, so I can't say.' 'A remarkable, attractive person,' Maggie says with a smirk. I can't argue with her. He is quite dishy. As usual, Maggie's… Continue reading At the local pool

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.┬áMindy was… Continue reading Hettie’s new friend

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

Writing

Milestone

Yesterday, I hit a milestone with my blog: 200 posts. Small beans to some, I know. But I'm proud of myself. Last year, I set myself a goal of being more open with my writing. Putting myself out there. And I've done that, on here and with my manuscripts. Over this past year, there's been… Continue reading Milestone