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

The Icy Bench

This weekend is the first foray back into netball and I'm just back home. We're in a new level, and the teams have been graded for development purposes. The grading took place last year and was performed by an independent, objective, and non-member of our club. There's no way on God's green earth I could've… Continue reading The Icy Bench

Family, Melbourne, Parenting, Writing

Lost and Found

In what now seems like forever ago but in actuality was only Monday, T1 came home from school without his new school bag. Day Three of secondary school. To be fair and clear, it wasn't his fault. Another student had taken it at the end of the day by mistake. Fortunately, his phone, textbooks and… Continue reading Lost and Found

Fiction, Relationship and marriage, Writing

A Failed Attempt

A trickle of sweat runs down the centre of my spine. I creep into the dark room, intent on following through with this...what do I call it?...plan. 'Henry?' I call. I tiptoe further in. I knock my shin on something sharp. I bite the inside of my cheek to keep from crying out. 'Are you… Continue reading A Failed Attempt

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

Family Outing

We decided to take a day trip. Mostly, the decision was based on getting everyone out of the house and off devices. Where to go was the most difficult question, but we eventually decided on South Gippsland, specifically a small township near Wilson's Promontory. Just to add to the spontaneity factor, we threw in everyone's… Continue reading Family Outing

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

At the local pool

'A what?' I ask. 'Brammer,' she replies. 'Don't you think he's a real brammer?' My friend, Maggie, is always trying to display her superior language skills. 'Never heard it before, so I can't say.' 'A remarkable, attractive person,' Maggie says with a smirk. I can't argue with her. He is quite dishy. As usual, Maggie's… Continue reading At the local pool