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

Surgery recovery

The days are melding into each other. Some days I sleep, some days I don’t. I have visitors that I have to book in, because doing too much tires me out more than I thought it would. I’m not doing much reading, my plans for a 100 books this year are up the wahoo by … More Surgery recovery

Be like Christine

Yesterday, the world lost a kind, gentle soul who spent her whole life looking after others. Chris held her family together with love, and then shared her love with countless others through a lifetime of teaching, before it reached our little family to boot. Hanno’s mum was my heroine, for so many reasons, but mostly for … More Be like Christine

I’m on vacation!

Best said in Billy Crystal’s voice. Last Sunday my brother and sister in law, with our five children, flew from Melbourne’s new(ish) Terminal 4 to Maroochydore, on the Sunshine Coast in QLD. We settled in to our apartments, a stone’s throw from the beach, unpacked, had a family dinner, a glass of chilled white wine … More I’m on vacation!

Hanging with my boy

I love spending time with Peanut; I don’t just mean the day-to-day stuff, where he’s my little Jedi Master, I mean the going out and about stuff. This weekend we had his swimming lesson and gymnastics class as normal, but Hubs was out at the MCG on Friday night at the football with some school friends, … More Hanging with my boy