...for a long time I internalised the importance of being stoic. Thinking of it as a strength. I couldn't metabolize the sentimental. Anything saccharin was too much for me to take, to likely to errode my defences.
The Chicken Soup Murder by Maria Donovan My rating: 5 of 5 stars The first thing to say about this book is that it is a page turner. I read it in about three sittings over three days. I got captivated early on, not just by the mystery, but also the characters. Maria Donovan brings… Continue reading Goodreads reviews – November
For me Easter will always be a special holiday. It is a holiday which smells, not like chocolate, but like boat fuel mixed with salt water. It feels like crisp mornings which will turn into sunny days. For most of my life Easter was spent camping in Mallacoota. A seaside town on the very edge… Continue reading Easter – remembering and looking forward
I am committed to writing positive sleep stories, and I will get there, but first I need to write out the Bermuda triangle of bad bed times we experienced this week – and then I will get to something positive! Just now I am nostalgic for good bedtimes. It has been a bad week for… Continue reading The Sleep Series – Part two. The Bermuda Triangle
I walked in the door this afternoon and it flashed across my mind, for no particular reason that I could not remember where I slept last night. I don't have a wild lifestyle. I just have two small children. Sleeping Woman For the first few weeks after going into his own bed Rafa… Continue reading The Sleep Series – Part one. I can’t remember where I slept last night
Have you already lost that New Year glow? That warm fuzzy feeling that this year things will go OK, things will be accomplished. You will be calm, intelligent and accomplished? I reached a proper low around the middle of January. The bottom out involved words like: stomach bug, medical fasting, colonoscopy*, husband projectile vomiting, two… Continue reading How To Feed Your Soul