“Watch out for snakes” three people told me on the first day of my new job. “Be careful where you walk” okay, fair enough. “We think there’s a big tiger snake that lives underneath the building near the pathway” said a third person. Okay, now, I was starting to get really nervous.
It’s nearly winter in Melbourne but today, on the second day of May, I got an overwhelming urge to spring clean.
I had an extra passenger in my car yesterday. A totally unexpected one. I was driving to work when he made his presence felt. There he was, on my half wound down window, inside, a big fat hairy Huntsman, the size of my hand, looking me straight in the eye.
Who would have thought raising such a little lamb would have such a big impact. She came into our life at barely two weeks of age, after being abandoned by her mother. I blogged about her here when she arrived.
Careful what you wish for. A few days ago, while putting together my post on Solitude I wrote “Sometimes I think I’d be happy living on a deserted island”. I ended up deleting that line but the thought must have stuck. Yesterday the internet was out, the phones were on the blink and I wasn’t … More Cookies, sea salt and a Desert island
Yesterday (Friday) my son turned 16. It was a busy day and my focus was on him and trying to make his day special. So I was unaware of what unfolded in the centre of Melbourne.
I’ve been keeping a Gratitude Journal for the past five years. It’s become like a best friend that I check in with every night. And when things are tough, it helps me to focus on everything in my life that I have to be grateful for, no matter how small or large. This month Susie Lindau … More Blessed Project
Don’t you hate it when things don’t turn out like you plan? Today was my sister’s birthday and I’d planned to spoil her with a gift of a massage at a nearby wellness centre. It was supposed to be a surprise. Afterwards I’d planned a lunch at the cafe and garden centre together with my kids. … More Surprises on Saturday
I spent most of today with my sister at the hospital. Last weekend, while we experienced a camping emergency on the banks of the Loddon River, she had her own drama when she broke her right wrist. Today I took her back to hospital to have another x-ray and a full cast re-set. The good … More Thank you Thursday
Isn’t it amazing how, when we’re young, we want to be mature and all grown up. We can’t wait to get to double digits, then we can’t wait to be a teenager. At 16 all we want is to be legal and driving. Then we hit 21 and the world is at our feet but … More 21 Again … with 30 years experience