Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Parenting, Weather, Writing

Sporty morning

A fabulous morning out with the kids for their sport. Our Girl's netball match was at the frightening hour of 7.45AM; they had a cracking win: 17-6. The second netball team I coached also had a win (no offspring in it, but 10-4, I think). I raced home, vacuumed down a second coffee and we… Continue reading Sporty morning

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Family, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Parenting, Weather, Writing

Home again

It's 9AM here on Saturday morning. Our Girl and I have had an early netball match, but we are home again, safely returned to the nest. It was a frustrating game to coach today. Our team was superior in terms of their skills and understanding of the rules, but we lost. Why did we lose?… Continue reading Home again

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

Parent guilt

Yesterday morning was one of those crazy moments in parenting. I had two netball games to coach, at the same venue, one time-slot in the fixture apart (equivalent to about thirty-five minutes). T1's soccer game was earlier but in a suburb twenty minutes away, and T2 had his regular tutoring appointment at our local library,… Continue reading Parent guilt

Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

A mentor

Here in Australia, netball is the team sport with the highest number of registered players. It is largely played by females, but boys and men are welcome to participate. Netball Australia, some years back, incorporated a skill development program for 7-8 year olds, called NetSetGo. Across every state and territory in Australia, this program runs… Continue reading A mentor

Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

An evening at the local council

  Last night, I was witness to a company of fools. I went to the ordinary meeting of my local council, in support of a new sports stadium to be built in the area. The area I live in is lovely, it must be said. We are lucky to be situated less than 10kms from… Continue reading An evening at the local council