Family, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

Retreat’s End

The final day of my writing retreat has come to an end. My goal while here was to tackle one big scene. It's a new addition, so part of the wrestling lay with where to place it in the manuscript. Yesterday, at six o'clock, after coming up blank for most of the day, and instead… Continue reading Retreat’s End

Family, Opinion, Parenting, Writing

Twinning is Winning

I don't have to look far to find an example of something that's not a pair. I look around my home and snap! There they are, right under my nose. My twin loves, T1 and T2, who are forever entwined as a pair, yet due to their fraternal status will also, always, be individuals. Here's… Continue reading Twinning is Winning

Melbourne, Opinion, Writing


Yesterday's minor annoyance was quickly righted. I was able to elevate myself out of frustration, and I carried out my day as per usual. Today brings a new issue. My coffee machine is not making coffee! Aaargh. Now, you might understand how severe this is for me. Or perhaps you may not. However, I'm a… Continue reading Coffee…

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

To party or not to party?

Pete's initial call rang out over two weeks ago. His party of decade was planned and ready. Invitations would follow via email in the next few days. It was a rainy, grey morning when Hillary opened her invitation. It had arrived in her inbox overnight. She stared at the words, trying not to feel superior… Continue reading To party or not to party?