I've just had my first birthday without my mother. She often told me the story of the night I was born. It was a Thursday (Thursday's child has far to go) in the middle of nowhere (Birchip in north western Victoria). In one of the many small bush nursing hospitals that dotted the country then and that country people relied on for births, deaths and … [Read more...] about Remembering my Mother on my Birthday
Best things about 2013. My children's accomplishments, but especially that they both had happy and fulfilling years in their distinctive ways. Successful first and final years at University. Old and new friendships. Nature versus nurture - continues to be an interesting proposition. They are both so different!The introduction of Otto into our … [Read more...] about Reflections
I've been to MONA. What a great place. What a great experience. It' setting a high standard for other galleries to meet. From the start, getting the ferry across the water on a cold clear Hobart day it was a great experience. Landing, you see the gallery emerging from the rock: From there it's up those steps, to be handed your personal iPod. This … [Read more...] about MONA
It is quieter in our house today. No yelping to be let in, greeted the first person up; there's no tan and white bundle flopped behind the lounge chair as I write this. Instead there's a new mound in the courtyard where Nutsy rests. A little Cavalier King Charles spaniel, she came into our lives fourteen years ago, slipping and sliding down an … [Read more...] about A New Quiet
So here we are at the end of another year, time for reflections before we start on resolutions for the new. A big year. Our final at secondary school with our second successfully through the rigours of VCE. Goodbye school forever - parent-teacher interviews, home work monitoring, fundraising, newsletters and information nights. Not to be missed … [Read more...] about 2011 – It’s A Wrap.
This is a penguin at Melbourne Aquarium. And here is a shark.We were there a while ago, so my daughter and her friend could go walking with sharks. Here they are, like old fashioned divers in a Hollywood movie. They didn't realise they would be part of the show, but there was an enthusiastic audience. All in all it … [Read more...] about At Melbourne Aquarium.