Family, Melbourne, Parenting, Writing

This morning

I woke this morning all snugly and warm under my doona. I slipped from under the covers and was met with a wall of gelid air. As I rushed straight to the heater to flick it on, Our Girl sneaked into my side of the bed. I jumped back in, happy for a warm cuddle… Continue reading This morning

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

Shelley and Christabel

'I don't want to explain it again!' Shelley squeals. 'Well you might have to,' Shelley's aunt, Christabel, responds. Shelley huffs and crosses her arms in protest. She loves living with Aunt Christabel, but she is extremely strict. Shelley was moved to Christabel's home by the department, after months of living on the streets and couch… Continue reading Shelley and Christabel

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

A day in the life

Yesterday, T1 was in a grump. Salty, as seems to be the contemporary vernacular. It's the first official day of school holidays, so his behaviour gave me a foreboding sense of ill. Two weeks (almost three for the twins) stretch on ahead of us, without much in the way of entertainment or places to visit,… Continue reading A day in the life

Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Writing

The mess in Victoria

Ordinarily, I refrain from writing about politics on my blog, but I'm extremely cranky regarding Chairman Dan of the People's Republic of Victoria. If you look up, you might see a fire in the sky. It's likely a series of flares, released into the sky by individuals trapped here. We're asking for help from every… Continue reading The mess in Victoria

Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Melbourne, Writing

Small Annoyances

Carol is standing on her tippy-toes, so that she can make eye contact with the receptionist. So far, she's being ignored. The woman, whose name tag reads Sheryl, is on her mobile. 'Oh, I know,' says Sheryl, sounding remarkably like Sybil Fawlty. So much so, that Carol looks around for Manuel or Basil. Carol rests… Continue reading Small Annoyances