Family, Melbourne, Opinion, Weather, Writing

Worker Bee

I have spent the morning in the back yard. Like a worker bee, I busied myself with the blower/vac and sucked up those millions of dead leaves and possum poo decorating the pavers and then washed our outdoor setting. It looks quite pretty out there now, although it is a windy day, so I expect… Continue reading Worker Bee

Melbourne, Parenting, Writing

What I’ve been up to

What a rush these past few weeks have been for me. Hubster's been away---and will be for another two weeks---leaving me with all home-based responsibilities. Luckily (in a way) I've been working from home, which means I can keep a close eye on the children and their online school lessons, do my job and keep… Continue reading What I’ve been up to

Family, Fiction, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Leaving Home

On her back, staring up at the star-spangled sky, Emily's thoughts flow fast. She's going to move out. Leave her mother to rot in the house alone. Yesterday, the fight between Emily and her mum was the final straw. The moment her resolve was strengthened. She thinks back to her mother's hurtful words. 'Ya little… Continue reading Leaving Home

Family, Fiction, Melbourne, Relationship and marriage, Writing


It's cold at the table. Not the kind of cold that can be fixed by turning up the heater. It's the company, my dinner companion. Grandma is stern; her face set like concrete as she hands out the platter of potatoes. 'I told you not to play with that crowd,' she says. Her lips are… Continue reading Sleepover

Fiction, Health and wellbeing, Relationship and marriage, Writing

Into the Night

'What is that? Up ahead?' 'Oh God,' said Ben. 'It can't be the police. Surely. Not at this time of night.' Tammy and Ben are driving through the night. Hopeful that they'll sneak across the border without being stopped. 'It looks like a person.' They're too far away, and it's too dark for Tammy to… Continue reading Into the Night