The Saddest Goodbye….

My Uncle Denis died yesterday. He was my Mum's brother and was a larrikin of the highest order but without question had the kindest heart of anyone I have ever known. His love for animals and his care for stray dogs, cats, any creature without a home was legendary. But he was broken. His marriage... Continue Reading →

It Works….

Those of you who know me know I am not of a hugely religious persuasion in the sense that I go to church and quote from the Bible but I do feel a little bit spiritual from time to time (well, most of the time, actually.) And lately, I have come to believe quite firmly... Continue Reading →

They Come To Life At Night

This is a statue of Queen Victoria in Hyde Park. We have quite a few statues of her in Sydney....she is quite revered in this neck of the woods. What I love about this statue is the incredible detail on her gown - the patterns and the folds of it. It looks like a real... Continue Reading →

Back From The Brink

I'm back. It was a close call there for a bit but I managed to pull myself out of the dark. Or get pulled out by those who didn't want to see me fall down something a lot more gruesome than Alice's rabbit hole. I had a breakdown. Nervous/mental exhaustion they call it these days.... Continue Reading →

Opening A Window

I needed a quote about joy this week, about how if you persist you can get it back if you've lost it. I thought this quote said what I wanted to say perfectly. "...keep knocking, and the Joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who's there." Rumi Hope you have... Continue Reading →

Magnolias At Dusk

There are days when magnolia blossoms feel like offerings, hands pitched in prayer. The petals are smooth as expensive leather, not out of place at all as the material needed for a Parisian lady's handbag. Vintage pink. Classy. Not too bright. As if flecked ever-so-subtly with the tiniest shades of grey. There is comfort to... Continue Reading →

Don’t Run From The Challenge

So here we are in a new month. Many of us are facing lots of changes, lots of challenges at the moment. I want to ask you to join with me in facing your challenges this month. Grab hold of that knot of fear that is sitting in your stomach, blow a raspberry at the... Continue Reading →

Just Keep Bouncing…….

We've spoken a bit over the last couple of days about getting back up when you've been knocked down, of not letting adversity get the better of you, of bouncing back. These are some of the things I have seen lately that have made me bounce back. My boy, my beautiful boy, blowing everyone away... Continue Reading →

One Day At A Time

I didn't think I was going to make it through the past month. I thought it was going to finish me off, for sure. I won't lie - I had a bit of a breakdown, got really sick and spent nearly two weeks gripped by the most awful anxiety. It was awful...I would have done... Continue Reading →

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