Tag Archives: The Border Mail

Destination Sydney: Are we there yet?

I’ve been trying to work out why getting around to the writing of this post has been so difficult. It’s not that there hasn’t been anything to post about since I arrived in Sydney a few weeks ago, (I’ll elaborate … Continue reading

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Dad’s musical loves take little girl into a world of happiness

This piece appeared in today’s Border Mail feature – Happiness. Part 3 KIDS I am two and in my father’s arms. He holds me above the smells and cacophony of Sydney’s Paddy’s Market. I am safe and I am happy. … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the community that helped to nurture me

Border Mail Column Wednesday, 19 December 2012 Earlier this year when I gave my new short story collection the title of The Only Constant, I couldn’t forsee how prophetic this would be and that my end of year preparations would … Continue reading

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The art of keeping our heads above water is never-ending

Border Mail Column, Wednesday 5 December 2012 There was the usual hub-bub of conversation in the foyer of HotHouse Theatre this week as we waited to go in and hear about the exciting program the company has in store for … Continue reading

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Post natal emotions bring both joy and challenges

Border Mail Column – Wednesday 21 November 2012 Yesterday I was celebrating – remembering the birth day of my older son and all of the amazing emotions that came with that moment of holding him in my arms. I had an … Continue reading

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Just add 12 hugs a day for your growth and vitality

Border Mail Column, Wednesday 7 November, 2012 They can lower blood pressure, improve self-esteem, comfort, reduce pain but mostly the giving or receiving of them makes us feel good. ‘They’ are hugs, but last week for a 12-year-old Bunbury girl … Continue reading

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Learning to swim shouldn’t be optional for our children

Border Mail Column, Wednesday 24 October, 2012 A splash of water hits the concrete at the poolside and dries in a nanosecond. It’s the early 1960’s and we are all lined up in 90 degree heat (the temperature is still … Continue reading

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