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

Lesson for Me

You know what I'm discovering, more and more, as my children grow older? I bet you can guess the usual suspects...the unconditional love, the pride, the awe as they learn new things, the fact that parenting is a balancing act and that, as parents, there's only so much that you can do for your child.… Continue reading Lesson for Me

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

A Dream

I dream of places far and near, by the beach or in a treetop hideaway. Pristine accommodation, a huge bathtub for soaking and maybe a hammock in which to nap or read a book. Mountains with cable cars, walking tracks provide new sights to explore. Boat rides and bus tours with guides who tell tales… Continue reading A Dream

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

Joy in the Park

Joy has been named incorrectly. For her, happiness has always been skimpy. There's been fleeting moments, of course. That time when she experienced her first kiss, buying her apartment, the warmth of Sadie when she curls on her lap. But implosion always threatened, like troops on the border making a stealthy advance. Even those times… Continue reading Joy in the Park

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

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

Tea and Cake

Harriet lowers herself into her arm chair. Everything hurts: over the past few years, Harriet's been feeling every day of her age. She's noticed back ache, her legs are shaky and sore, her shoulders hunched. She is old; born in the previous century. And while that seems like an eye-blink ago, it's really not. The… Continue reading Tea and Cake