Back from the brink

“If left, the bacteria Molly has, can kill in a matter of hours.” I remembered, through a haze, that when we first arrived at Sydney Children’s Hospital at 1am that night which was to change us forever, they’d bumped a head trauma in order to operate on the pneumococcal infection in our tiny six month oldContinue reading “Back from the brink”

Who has touched your life today?

We see it on the television.  On the pages of newspapers. But that’s about as much impact those children, women and men stolen or sold into slavery have on our everyday life. Or is it? Let’s look a little closer… 7am: Wake up.  Drink beautiful smooth Colombian coffee, the beans of which were picked byContinue reading “Who has touched your life today?”

Saving Miss Molly

The first man told me he could see nothing wrong. “But bring her back in four hours and we’ll have another look.” The next woman said it was usually nothing but we’ll do the standard blood tests and xray. The next man, an hour’s drive away, said we’re going to operate. Now. They said toContinue reading “Saving Miss Molly”

Kicking goals

In this big wide world, there was once a little boy who was crippled with shyness all the early years of his life. While his friends were climbing trees and playing on swings, this little boy would cry behind my legs, with an intense fear of being social. In later years, it would be suggestedContinue reading “Kicking goals”

Finding Inspiration

I’m sitting here looking at a white piece of paper on the computer screen, thinking about how I can blog about getting inspired. I Google it.  Apparently, finding inspiration is all about appreciating life mindfully, experiencing nature and great people, and looking at life through the wonder of a child’s eyes.  One of the thingsContinue reading “Finding Inspiration”

Being a Fabulous Authoress in the School Holidays

I’m on a roll, writing for at least an hour a day when the bubba naps. Chapters are being completed, and then – wahoo! – the whole second draft is DONE! Motivation is right up there in the heavens and I wake up every day thinking, I can do this! Then… SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. I loveContinue reading “Being a Fabulous Authoress in the School Holidays”

Mindlessness

Mindfulness and meditation.  It helps a world wide web worth of things, especially, I am told, with writing. Writer’s block? Meditate. Creative juices goneski? Meditate.  So I have decided I need to learn it. Especially at the moment because I have four little ones who are behaving like someone else’s children. You know, that naughtyContinue reading “Mindlessness”