Is this really happening?

It feels like a dream. I can’t believe it’s finally happening. Almost 12 months after a response was expected from the government, Kathleen Folbigg is finally going to get her answer. The NSW Governor was supposed to decide what to do about a petition for a judicial review of her case in September last year. […]

Doin’ a little jail time

My youngest daughter is competing in the National Skipping Championships at Homebush this weekend, just moments from where from my old school friend Kathleen Folbigg is incarcerated at Mulawa Detention Centre. So I decided it was a great opportunity to pay Kathy a visit, especially after fellow friends had told me she was feeling a […]

Prison blues

Visiting jail is such a weird experience. It’s the most normal abnormal thing EVER. Everyone is so polite and friendly and smiling … in the most horrible place in the world. It really messes with your head. As I walked out into the sunshine after visiting Kathleen Folbigg yesterday afternoon I felt drained and sad. […]

My week: A bedazzled potty, bogan blow-ups and putting my foot in it (yet again)

I started the week on my soapbox, all agitated because a woman called Renee wrote a letter to Fairfax condemning pleas for more after-school care: “Funny that it is the north shore than has the biggest problems. I expect that is because both parents are working to afford the huge mortgage, or because they both […]

Why I’m so nervous today

I’m off to Silverwater Women’s Prison this morning to visit Kathleen Folbigg. I thought she might need a hand to squeeze in anticipation of the 60 Minutes story about her that’s airing tonight. Heaven knows what it will be like. But the promo gave me chills. If you watch it, let me know what you think. […]

The Mag of the Week Award (2/4/12) goes to …

It’s not often I get use discombobulated in a sentence, so I’d like to say a big thank you to the Aussie weekly mags for making it possible. I forgot to visit a newsstand yesterday. (What’s wrong with me? I hope I haven’t caught the mag malaise that’s sweeping the nation.) So I headed to the shops this morning to see what […]

Murder, medicine and motherhood

I went to school with Kathleen Folbigg. Well, she was Kathy Marlborough back then. We weren’t close, but we moved in the same circles. She’s probably the most famous person to attend my high school. Well, she’s definitely the most infamous. That’s because she’s serving 30 years behind bars for murdering her four children. Her first baby, Caleb, lived 19 […]