I don’t want to go back

One of my co-workers turned 22 this week. So young! As we sat around eating birthday cake and chatting, someone said they wished they were 22 again. I shuddered. There is NO WAY I want to return to my 20s. I might like being 32 again, but 22, nah. I didn't really come into my own... Continue Reading →

Our hearts were ready

I can't get Blanche d'Alpuget's words about loving Bob Hawke out of my mind. Have you seen the interview? Leigh Sales spoke to Blanche last week and I found it incredibly moving. Blanche and Bob had an affair in 1978 ... while he was still married to Hazel ... let’s just gloss over that bit... Continue Reading →

Conscious bias

Just for something completely different ... life has been a bit full on this week. The eldest has been crook in bed - I hate to think how far their school attendance rate has plummeted - so I've been juggling medical appointments with work. I spent my lunch break on Wednesday  driving them to Douglass... Continue Reading →

So different

Sometimes I wonder if my kids make a deliberate effort to be such polar opposites. You wouldn’t pick them as siblings on their looks and you certainly wouldn’t on their likes. But I remind myself they’ve been this way since birth. For example, as soon as the eldest could crawl, they'd seek out books and... Continue Reading →

Fake news

It's so difficult to sort the fake news from the real stuff these days ... and I don't mean it in the delusional Trump sense of the word. It disturbs me that social media can so easily spread lies, with people taking them at face value. I overheard two women discussing why Labor lost the... Continue Reading →

I hope he’s loved

I was sitting in a CRM presentation yesterday when I saw the date on the computer screen and realised Oh! It's my wedding anniversary! Forgetting your wedding anniversary is no biggie when your husband walked out five years ago. But I couldn’t help doing the maths and noting it was our 19th wedding anniversary ...... Continue Reading →

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