February 16, 2018
When sharing matters premium
It’s been seven years now, but the anniversary of my husband Paul’s death still has the potential to make me emotionally fragile for a while. Sometimes I get through it okay. But it only takes the heightened emotion of a happy event or someone else’s sadness to bring me undone. And last week I experienced […]
February 9, 2018
Remembering who I am premium
It’s Tuesday morning. Time for Pilates, a form of exercise designed to engage and, hopefully, synchronise my brain with my body. I lie on the Reformer bed lifting and lowering my legs. The familiar patterns of movement free my brain enough for me to ask my Tuesday instructor if she’d had a good weekend. Yes, […]
February 1, 2018
Photographs, memories and love premium
We sat there in the shade of the blue canvas umbrella, trying and failing to stay cool. Microscopic beads of perspiration formed on our skin in the heavy humid heat, giving each of us a certain glow we would gladly have done without. It was our national day—Australia Day—and we’d gathered to celebrate our friend’s […]
January 25, 2018
Not there yet premium
The other day I was astonished to realise that I’ve been in my current home for five years. Where have those years gone? Did I forget to pay attention? Or was I just too busy doing life? But when I slow down enough to remember all that’s happened during that time, my perspective changes completely. […]
January 18, 2018
Generous words and other warm fuzzies premium
I believe it was Mark Twain, master of the literary one-liner and the quotable quote, who said that he could live for a whole month on one compliment. My friends, I know exactly what he means! Your interest in my new Time project and your generous words have boosted my energy and my lifted my morale. […]
January 4, 2018
An unexpected year premium
One of the things I love about this time of year is the unstructured days and spontaneous possibilities. I know it’s not everyone’s idea of fun, but I revel in it. Besides, it means I have time to look back over the year that’s just ended. Maybe you’ve done that too and given 2017 a […]
October 20, 2017
The Wonder Interviews begin premium
November 25, 2016
Letters to Emma now a book! premium
Exciting news    My book, Letters to Emma: a memoir of grief and God’s love is now in stock at the publisher, Matthias Media, after months of editing, designing, proofreading and printing.  😀 Find out more   If you’re keen to find out more about the book, click on this link or the book cover image. They will take you […]
In praise of little things premium
One day last week I was out walking in my neighbourhood enjoying the amiable sunshine and flirty breeze, when out of the corner of my eye (though why my eyes, which are not square, should have corners at all, I do not know) I glimpsed a spent camellia flower drop from its branch to the garden below. It took one […]