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

To the promised land

'Increase your profile. Build your brand. It's the only way to market,' says the woman on stage. I roll my eyes and slump in my seat. My hands are crossed over my chest. My friend, Rose, who brought me here is next to me, lapping up every word, her glasses pinching her nose. She's even… Continue reading To the promised land

Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Mount Lofty

Years ago, as a teenage girl growing in Adelaide, I dreamed of many things. Well, perhaps not many; probably only a few, such as kissing boys and falling in love and getting married. A world-changer, I was not. There was, and still is, a scenic lookout in the foothills of Adelaide called Mount Lofty. Couples… Continue reading Mount Lofty

Fiction, Weather, Writing

Lily in London

The whoosh of air blew skirts and scarves in its wake. The noise echoed in passengers' ears. The train was approaching. Mind the gap. The recorded woman's voice, oft-mimicked by tourists and children served as a warning. The gap wasn't large, but it was large enough to slip, trip or fall. Everyone was reading their… Continue reading Lily in London

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

Cheering others on

Yesterday, Hubster and I attended our children's primary school for weekly assembly. Our girl was receiving a Values Award. Each week, teachers observe the students in action, either at play or in the classroom, for behaviour that aligns with the school's key values: Respect, Community, Perseverance, Integrity and Innovation. They select a student who then… Continue reading Cheering others on

Family, Melbourne

A homecoming

I moved from Adelaide to Melbourne as a young woman, in my mid-twenties. The first time I went back to visit, I was astonished to see the city of Adelaide and its surrounds, as if through fresh eyes. As the plane began its descent, the first thing that struck me was the lack of hills… Continue reading A homecoming