DON’T PANIC

Every morning I check the news to see if the world’s ending. The funny thing is – that isn’t the first thing I do. It’s about the fifth. The order usually goes: Facebook. Email. Twitter. WordPress. Then ABC news for word on any impending apocalypse. Probably if the world was ending it would have been … More DON’T PANIC

Tea

My mother taught me to drink it by the gallon, a flood of dirty brown the best accompaniment to tiredness boredom grief conversation the passage of time.   In case of shock, add sugar.   While some warm the pot and measure the leaves, I dunk bags bought by the hundred in a box of … More Tea

‘This week in tears’: a Special Post to Celebrate the Joys of having a Toddler with Three Molars coming through Simultaneously and also a mild Viral Infection.

THESE ARE ALL TRUE. His week in tears: This truck does not fit in the back of that truck. Mummy will not let me pour water into her shoe. There is garlic mayo on Mummy’s felafel. (Mummy’s note: Fair call, I made the mayo myself with fresh garlic and it was pretty fierce). Magnetic repulsion … More ‘This week in tears’: a Special Post to Celebrate the Joys of having a Toddler with Three Molars coming through Simultaneously and also a mild Viral Infection.

Wings like these

1. Jem’s job was to open and shut the gate. Because of this, even though his brother Scott was older and had longer legs and took up more space, Jem got the passenger door seat while Scott was stuck in the middle, squished between Jem and their Dad, his legs pressing against theirs. The cabin … More Wings like these

Why write?

Really, honestly? If you’re somebody who, at some point each day, or on a decent proportion of your allotted days, sits down and picks up a pen or puts your fingers on a keyboard and strings words together of your own free will: why? It’s a strange thing to do. You do realise you’re basically … More Why write?