A word about Mother’s Day

Growing up, my family was never big on things like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day and any other Hallmark Days you care to think of.  I do remember feeling a bit like the odd one out during my school days as all my friends would talk about what they had bought for their mum,…

Time flies…

…or, ‘How did I become old enough to have a child enrolling at Uni today?‘ Heavens to Betsy – is it really 13 years since I first dropped The General at kindergarten? Back then a whole lot of things were different: I didn’t own a mobile phone I had a 6 month old baby (who…

Dragonflies in January

Today it’s 5 years since a very dear friend of mine lost her 9 year old son to a brain tumour. I have blogged about this event before, from the perspective of being involved in a community that pulls together in the face of adversity. (As an aside, it seems to me that with the…

A virtual advent calendar

When my kids were little, they always had one of those chocolate advent calendars. You know the ones – cardboard, pictures of Santa, or snow, or reindeer or Barbie or The Wiggles on the front and 24 little doors they could open to find a small piece of (barely edible) chocolate. This was a highlight…

The power of community

In October this year I attended TEDx Canberra and had a wonderful day listening to many inspirational speakers on a whole range of topics, loosely fitted into the four themes of society, knowing, empowerment and change.  I blogged about my general thoughts from the day here, but the purpose of this post is to explore…

Getting perspective

OK, I’m slightly calmer than I was when I wrote my last post.  The nest is still empty, but I’m getting used to it – not that I really have any choice, it’s either that or go completely mad. I’m struggling with what to do with this blog.  I like the opportunity to write about…