An ode to a very special teacher

This post is about my year 6 teacher. It's now 20 years ago that I sat in her Macksville classroom each day. She was a bright soul in my life's journey and her presence has stayed with me through it all. On a summer afternoon I sit at my school desk and sing Otis Redding [...]

My journey so far living with Needle Phobia

Warning: this post deals with needle phobia and may trigger those who find it difficult to read about this topic. I've always been afraid of needles - well as far as I can remember. I don't know if something particular made me grow so fearful or I'm just wired that way. This extreme fear has [...]

The art of not being seen

What is it that turns off the green light in our minds? I'm often struck by just how fast I can flick from being 'go go go' to 'no no no'. I'm not talking about hitting the wall or running out of puff or other such turns of phrase. I'm talking about the weird disempowered [...]

About doubt

I've spent so much of the last 9 months feeling inadequate and overwhelmed as a mum. What I'm realising is feeling like that doesn't mean I'm falling apart or failing. It just means I'm human. I thought I'd share some of my thoughts about motherhood on the blog despite my fear of becoming a 'mummy [...]

Walk through Sunday moments with me

We wake up in the middle of a cloud that has descended into the valley. Mist all around and above and below. Breakfast is out at a beautiful restaurant. Big wooden benches and a heavy-set table with views out to rain and green paddocks.  The baby sleeps while we linger on the porch enjoying food, [...]