Opinion, Writing

Anzac Day

Today is Anzac Day. A day where we remember the sacrifice made for us by soldiers in WWI. I become overwhelmed with emotion on this day. I can't think of those young men without tears welling in my eyes, my heart filling with pride, grief and gratitude. I imagine the men, clambering off the boats… Continue reading Anzac Day

Health and wellbeing, Writing

Allergic

The siren screamed. He looked up in its direction, and saw the ambulance speeding down the street, lights flashing. Pedestrians stopped to watch. Satisfied that help was very near, he went back inside. His daughter was on the floor, still. At eight years old, he forgot sometimes that she was only small, still a young… Continue reading Allergic

Family, Melbourne, Parenting, Relationship and marriage, Writing

When a crisis calls

Some months back, in the dead of night, a fire broke out in our home. I was alerted, not by the smoke alarm, but by the sound of water rushing. For the tiniest of moments, I thought that maybe, just maybe, I'd set the washing machine to come on during the night. But clarity took… Continue reading When a crisis calls