March 28, 2020

I've always lived on a flight path. Some people don't want to buy houses in areas where planes are constantly flying overhead, their engines roaring through their serenity but I find it comforting. I'm not some nerdy plane-spotter (although I'm thinking it could be a n...

March 24, 2020

As you know, my trip to Vietnam and Cambodia was cancelled. I really should turn off my Google calendar notifications. Each day it flashes up on my phone to remind me what I would have been doing each day. Today I would be sailing around Ha Long Bay.

Don't get...

March 24, 2020

Rations! I'm thinking rations are the answer. It worked in the world wars. Why not adopt that concept now. Surely it would help even out the spread of essentials among us all equally. Am I being too communist about it? Hanging out at Katharine's Place too much? (Just i...

March 15, 2020

This time next week, all going well, I'll be sipping a mojito or some such alcoholic concoction in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur. When I say, all going well, I mean as long as Smart Traveller (the Federal Government's Travel Advisory website) keeps convincing me the...

March 11, 2020

The first time I had to reconsider my travel plans due to a global crisis was in 1990. Kate Temple-Brown and I had booked a two week trip to Luxor to explore the ancient pyramids. Egypt had been on my radar since I was a young Indiana Jones wannabe, scrolling through t...

March 4, 2018

It dawned on me today as I was shopping at Woolworths this memoir I’m writing, is like the Directors Cut of a movie. You know the option you can pick where the Director talks over the top of the movie and explains how it was made. That’s these snippets. If by some mira...

March 4, 2018

So here I am on my second full weekend without the kids. And it’s the Labor Day long weekend too, which means an extra day without them. They are at their Dad’s and while I am enjoying the quiet time and space to write, something feels amiss. I worry about what’s reall...

March 3, 2018

I stayed a few more nights at Lisa’s house. Not just because I didn’t want to be alone, but incase Andy called the next night or the night after. Something must have happened to prevent him from calling. Surely I was at the forefront of his thoughts and something major...

February 17, 2018

Oh dear lord. I’m pregnant.

Sorry to leave you on that cliffhanger…but quite honestly. I had to leave it there to remember what it was I did next? It was all a blur from there. Lost in that larger pool of memories hovering about in the bigger dam.

      As I had done wit...

February 15, 2018

Last weekend my family came over for lunch at my Nanna’s (where the kids and I are currently living).  We ate quiche and salad, which was what was requested as the lunch offering and afterwards, my Mum, Dad, Aunty Linda and I sat outside at the glass outdoor setting, w...