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

Reunited

In the passage, brimming with happiness, it is like a switch flicks Julia had spent the last twenty years existing. Not experiencing all that life offered. Not truly living. Out of the blue he'd made contact. They took it slowly, old school. Phone calls, lunches and dinners, movie outings, picnics on the beach. After three… Continue reading Reunited

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Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing

The Printer

'Hey, come look!' Merrily yelled from her studio. She was bent over fabric, smiling at the design she'd created. Looking across the back yard, she could see Martin in their kitchen, clanking dinner plates and cutlery into the dishwasher. He raised a hand to indicate he'd heard her. 'Be there in a sec.' His words… Continue reading The Printer

Family, Melbourne, Parenting, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Love

Yesterday was not my love day. Valentine's Day is not a big thing in my home; growing up in Adelaide in the 70s and 80s it was not even a big thing in Australia. But now, like so many other things, Australians have taken it to heart (see what I did there?). And nothing wrong… Continue reading Love

Parenting

A welcome routine

Ah, the sound of silence. My kids are back in school. Zippidy-do-dah, zippidy-day. My three were keen to head back to school today, although T1 and T2 tried their best to hide it. My girl was beyond excited, looking forward to her new teacher (first time she has a male teacher. Stay tuned for updates),… Continue reading A welcome routine

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