Love, real love, is forged through trials and joys. It weathers the storms and basks in the sunlight after they clear. It isn’t easy to build a life together that can last until the end of our days. Romantic notions of love are fleeting and what is needed is endless patience, compromise and a willingness […]
My blog post, Jacaranda Season, was published recently in an anthology. A project of the bookstore and social enterprise LOST IN BOOKS, the journal collected works from 21 different local artists from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities, many in their heart language. It’s called Arrival. It is LOST IN BOOKS’ first publication. And according to Creative Director Jane Stratton, the […]
Found on one of our neighbourhood walks. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.
Sometimes a cup of tea and good company can do the trick… Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #35: Comfort
Natalie Wood. They say she was the woman Sydney forgot. When police found her in 2011 beside her bed, she would have been 87 years old. She had died eight years earlier, but no one thought to check on her. So there she stayed for almost a decade until her body was found. While all […]
Or a “Pav”. It is a meringue-based dessert topped with whipped cream and fruit that is almost Australia’s national dish. Although New Zealanders would like to claim it was invented in their country first. The dessert was created in honour of the Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, when she toured Australia and New Zealand in the […]
Appreciating the sunset. Taken on the train ride home many years ago. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #34: Sunset
It’s after dinner. We’re sitting outside on the balcony. The citronella candles are lit to keep the mosquitos away and the cricket is on the television. I turn to my husband and say, “Quick. Give me an article, an adjective and a noun. I’m going to write a blog post about it.” “The” “Okay.” “Quick” […]
It was a warm day on the harbour. We took a ferry ride to Watsons Bay — a suburb on Sydney’s east. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.
It’s still summer in Australia. Autumn is some months away. The image was captured a while ago when the leaves fell. I can’t wait for the cooler weather. It’s been a hot summer. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #33: Fall
Only the good stuff today. I was flicking through a book of writing prompts by the Daily Post a couple of weeks ago. I hit the prompt for March 28 and I stopped. It asked: We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear…and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy? […]
It’s a different kind of image this week. I recently downloaded Photofox and had some fun editing photos. This is our son’s first batch of cupcakes. He made it himself with little supervision. He was so proud of them that day and loved sharing them with his father and me. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday!
This image of Australian actor, Guy Pearce, was the winner of the People’s Choice award at last year’s Archibald Prize exhibition. “I see profound depth of emotion and some sadness in Guy’s eyes, however, his gaze is direct and bold. It was this curious melding of uncompromising determination and a certain boyish sweetness that led […]