Hello Paris!

After many years of waiting I finally made it to Paris! It was a day trip with my husband, son, and my favourite in laws. I had wanted to visit this remarkable city for years! My first visit was in 1981. I was about five years old. I hardly remembered a thing and desperately wanted... Continue Reading →

Superbloom at the Tower of London

Spent the day walking through flower fields at the Tower of London. The day was warm. The sun was shining. It was a beautiful summer day. The flowers will grow there from June to September, changing during the summer and blooming at different times. For Six Word Saturday

The gum tree

"Do you want to go back?" he asks me one summer afternoon. We were strolling through a park at the time. I knew my husband wasn't asking about returning to our flat. Back to our teenage son who passed on a walk with his parents. "I could stay here a long time. It's completely up... Continue Reading →

Beyond the gate

Featured image by Jonny Gios on Unsplash I wonder if I should ask him to check his bags one last time. Just to make sure he has everything. But the words stick in my throat. I know he is ready to go. The big wide world, with its adventures and heartbreak, is waiting for him.... Continue Reading →

Love is…

My son is off at camp. My husband will be home from work after midnight. I am home alone, reading a book that is moving me to tears. It's a collection of love stories. A crazy Australian writer spent some time on a busy Brisbane street with a typewriter and recorded stories that came walking... Continue Reading →

Memories on social media

The following came up on my Facebook feed today. It was an 8 year old memory. Me: So what are you going to do for your school topic talk this week?Son: What I would do if I ruled the world.Me: Oh I see… And what would you do love?Son: I'd stop all the wars. Our... Continue Reading →

Last day

My parents came to visit us recently. As well as spending a week with us, they used our home as a base to travel to Prague and Scotland. The last time I saw them was in Tasmania, just before we moved to London. That was almost three years ago now. It was their last day... Continue Reading →

Going to see Come From Away

It’s a sunny Saturday afternoon. Spent it wandering the streets of Soho with family. Mum and dad have come over from Tasmania. It’s been lovely to spend time with them! For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

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