My leaving speech

For those of you who don’t know me and are just here for the food, welcome! I’ve been here at Council for a while, almost exactly six years. Not as long as some of you; but to others I’m like the Oracle of Delphi. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll know someone who will.  As you … More My leaving speech

A new year

I think I blinked and missed 2017. It certainly didn’t seem like a full year had passed from putting the Christmas decorations away – it only felt like a couple of months and I was hauling them out again. Christmas came down in our house yesterday morning so we could rearrange the lounge-room. Christmas was … More A new year

Fur babies

I had a very lazy morning today. We were woken up at before 7am, but I stayed in bed until about 10am. Dozing, wafting, whatever you want to call it, I was out of it today. Waking up, WhatsApp said I had a notification from Mum. “Branston has just passed away, very peacefully on the … More Fur babies

Personal support in an Emergency Situation

Today was my first day without a nap since Wednesday last week; for which I feel inordinately proud. And inordinately tired. I had training today for Providing Personal Support in an Emergency Situation. The Councils and Emergency Services of Melbourne learnt some hard, difficult lessons on Black Saturday, but a lot of good came out … More Personal support in an Emergency Situation