We all have a different baseline of how we see the world - some of us are Eeyore, some of us are glass half full folk, sometimes our baseline is steady, sometimes it wobbles, or drops out from under us.
A birthday project Marking a birthday in COVID times is not easy. Marking a big birthday is even trickier. For my 30th I had a 'Festival of Sandy’ - there was a weekend away at the beach with multiple ‘events’ - food, swimming and generally hanging out with folk I loved. That was 10 years… Continue reading Oh Pigeon
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
So much of my communication with the world these days takes place on a screen. Big screens, small screens, in the case of my phone: a repeatedly smashed, repaired, smashed and dropped in the toilet screen. And I am not complaining; computers and phones help me stay in touch with my family and friends in… Continue reading Cover Art
In the underrated film Sex and the City II Carrie announces 'I've been cheating on fashion with furniture.' I have a similar confession to make, I've been cheating on blogging with editing/publishing. Twenty writers from around the world (OK 19, plus me!) have trusted me with their stories of travel with babies, they have waited… Continue reading You Won’t Remember This- travel with babies -Published
Having a child draws you into all sorts of new communities. Some days our little family: mum, dad and Rafa can be more than enough to handle; on other days gathering others around you is essential. Living on the other side of the world from the friends and family I gathered about me during the… Continue reading The ‘You Won’t Remember This’ Conversation