Fiction, Melbourne, Weather, Writing


On tenterhooks, I wait for the postie to arrive. It's been weeks since I placed the order and I received a delivery notification this morning, stating that my parcel will arrive today. At various times throughout the day, I realise I'm holding my breath. I relax, let it out in a whoosh and take a… Continue reading Parcel

Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing


Finally! From midnight tonight retail, hospitality and other businesses can reopen. The invisible Ring of Steel that cuts a swath around metropolitan Melbourne is gone---well, sometime early next month we'll be allowed to travel into regional Victoria without fear of a drone following to catch and subsequently deliver fines. I wonder if there'll be any… Continue reading News

Family, Melbourne, Opinion, Writing

Still locked down

I can't even find words today that won't descend into an allegation of rage against Andrews and the State of Disaster Melburnians STILL find themselves in. He has to be toppled from leadership, surely? Last week, he assured Melburnians there'd be an announcement on Sunday (yesterday) that would relax the harsh restrictions we're living under.… Continue reading Still locked down


Grand Final Celebrations?

Living here is like being in a swamp of mire. There's lies from leaders who finagle and obfuscate. Reading the news results in rage or depression. Neither is good. The AFL Grand Final is this Saturday, albeit---for the first time ever---held outside of the state of Victoria and played at night. It's a big thing,… Continue reading Grand Final Celebrations?

Melbourne, Opinion, Relationship and marriage, Writing

An Affair to Remember

Over the last few days, Australians have watched with fascination over news from the political arena that's not related to COVID. I know, right? But it's true. This time, we're transfixed as the NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, is slowly unravelled by the news of an affair with a bloke called Daryl. His name alone should… Continue reading An Affair to Remember