Ageing Disgracefully

Hair Remember these? Well, this was me as I hit my 21st year (times two) of life.  When the grey’s popped up in my mouse brown hair, I thought blond highlights would be a good idea to blend them seamlessly away.  Beginning with just a little blond, I found myself a year later unsuspectingly sportingContinue reading “Ageing Disgracefully”

Staging a #Fexit

I’ve staged a #Fexit. That’s a Facebook exit.  Unlike the #Brexit I did not consult a whole country. I did however let my ‘friends’ know I was outta there, lest I miss something vital, like a baby, engagement, or self-tan gone hilariously wrong.  I asked them to pick up the good old dog and bone.Continue reading “Staging a #Fexit”

You’re so lucky

“You’re so lucky”. Nothing gets up my nose and tweaks on my most sensitive nose hairs more than these words. What I hear is: “You’re so lucky not to have to work hard; to have always had everything fall in your lap; to have been born with “PERFECT” stamped on the birth certificate.  And, youContinue reading “You’re so lucky”

My heart, newly born

You put your head on my chest: First your ear, then your squashy little cheek, then your perfect, faintly-haired crown nuzzles down with a sigh, above my heart.  Your head and my chest become one, together, there is no difference between us anymore. Just like when you were growing inside of me, only better.  Better, becauseContinue reading “My heart, newly born”

Main character: Glorious in leopardprint

I found myself buying all sorts of patterned clothes with the gift vouchers I received for my 41st birthday the other day. And I thought, Is a shell suit coming next? “Stand back and look at your characters.” This advice, received in a writing course in the lead up to this birthday, rang in myContinue reading “Main character: Glorious in leopardprint”

#ProjectChristmasFair

I chatted with the Asian owner of our corner store the other day, about what she thought of last week’s ABC story on slavery in Australia. It showed workers underpaid by $30,000 each while the company made $3 million, migrants who couldn’t speak English crammed into sublet flats, women subject to assault, and people operatingContinue reading “#ProjectChristmasFair”

I Stand For Mercy

I stand for mercy.  We knew what that meant up til the early hours of this morning:  Forgive them.  Is that the most heartbreaking thing about this, today?  That forgiveness is not something humankind does?  That we do not look beyond the crime, to see the redemption?  Or is it the sense of injustice?  ThatContinue reading “I Stand For Mercy”

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”

Fashion Week turns 20

There is nothing like a fashion week. This week, Mercedes Australian Fashion Week turns 20.  Skating right over that large number, I will admit to being lucky enough to attend the very first one. In 1996, the Hordern Pavilion removed it’s show bags and hags, and pulled out some glamour, and a big handful ofContinue reading “Fashion Week turns 20”