Pausing from doing all the things and getting all the things done to reflect on what Christmas really means – it’s about relationships, and not, at core, about getting all the things done.
Oh, and I bring you a fairly dodgy poem to capture this – my gift to you!
… More What does Christmas mean to you?
When the story of my dreams vanished in the cold light of day – reality strikes … More The book that never was : it takes more than a dream
Despite the time displayed, I did not take this photo at 3.25am (silly clock!) Farewell, old friend It was 1982. I’d saved enough pocket money. I was ready to spend it on my first major purchase – a clock radio. So Mum and Dad took me to – I’m tempted to say Brashes, to make the … More Time’s running out
Last year, I was part of a team that completed the Melbourne Oxfam Trailwalker event, walking together for 100km on the outskirts of townships, up and over low mountain ranges, and to Jells Park, within Melbourne suburbia, to raise money for Oxfam Australia’s many wonderful projects. This year, I was part of the event from … More My experience as an Oxfam Trailwalker volunteer
Source: When I started my blog, I felt I needed an outlet for writing, and to clarify my thoughts. It was mostly about me, and less about what others might see or think about what I wrote. I wanted to use this blog to become more disciplined in writing, and to write something that I felt captured what … More Does this blog need to be useful?
After posing the question last week – how do grown-ups play? – it seemed as though there were answers everywhere. As is often the way, I started to notice that I was not alone thinking this way, and there was quite a bit of discussion on the topic. Thanks to those of you who commented – some really good … More What’s the time? – It’s playtime!
I’ve got a question to ask and it’s about play. Yes, whether you make time for play (not rest) and if so – what do you do?* I’m wondering because, although I HEAR the value of playing, I wonder whether we see this as something that kids need to do – that it is important to have down time, to relax … More But tell me – how do the grown-ups play?
Writing and me For about a year and a half now, I’ve been writing this blog. At times, I’ve wondered why I felt the need to do so, as I wrote here, but a large part was to help me frame my thoughts more clearly. When I started, I thought I might potentially gain some friendships … More What I am learning by writing
There’s something about holidays, I find, that puts me in a very different frame of mind. A more relaxed frame of mind It’s not just the change of scenery, although the warmth and beauty of the Sunshine Coast was particularly welcome after a particularly cold Melbourne winter. It was more than that – and it was great. And now we’re … More Keeping that holiday feeling alive
Books and me – we are rarely separated. As I do not leave home without my umbrella (because I like to be prepared and you just never know in Melbourne), I rarely leave without a book in my bag. Mostly novels, but occasionally I go through a phase of non fiction books, and currently I am … More These are a few of my favourite things