Fiction, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Country Property

In the darkness, problems always seem worse. Harder to sort through, or at least that's what Mia thinks. She's on the verandah in her love seat. Glimpses up at the starless sky; it's an inky black canopy that blankets the countryside. Cloud cover hides even the moonlight. Mia's lived here for thirteen years and knows… Continue reading Country Property

Family, Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Music, Parenting, Relationship and marriage, Writing

The truth of the evening

I'll tell you the truth. The others won't, but you can count on me. Sit awhile, take a moment to relax, make a cuppa perhaps, while I give you the whole story. We were at the soiree. You know, the annual fundraiser for the footy club. Oh, and I guess you need to know who… Continue reading The truth of the evening

Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

The view from the aisles

Goodness, it seems we're in quite a predicament. People of Australia are bracing for Covid19 impact by behaving in quite a selfish manner. Most of the population have jettisoned social norms and niceties; they no longer tolerate positive aspects of community living: sharing, kindness, and even the Aussie attitude of 'she'll be right, mate!' I… Continue reading The view from the aisles

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

Shelley’s new device

'Could you elaborate on that, please?' Shelley asked Her mouth gaped wide as the person across the sales desk blabbed a seemingly unrelated string of words to describe the device. She hated tech-speak. She didn't know the difference between a gigabyte and a megabyte, or whatever that new one was called. That was Dan's area.… Continue reading Shelley’s new device

Family, Melbourne, Parenting, Writing

Twin lunch

I am watching T1 and T2 devour their lunch. Sure, they are hungry, but they're also gobbling food as I've told them they can have their iPads after lunch. Sneaky little chaps tried to begin eating at 11.15AM, but I'm all over that nonsense. Ha! It is school holidays. I have had a couple of… Continue reading Twin lunch