I’m such an over-thinker. I worry incessantly about things. But I’m realising, as I get older (and hopefully wiser) that it doesn’t have to control me. Even though life is busy and, like most people I have family commitments, bills and busy routines, there are things I can do to try and slow it down.
I looked out tonight in my bedraggled backyard and there they were. Harry, Lamborghini and the chickens all happily munching away and doing their own thing. If you look closely enough you can also see a magpie and a rabbit beyond the gate.
It was freezing today. Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. My fingers felt as though they had frostbite and nothing I did could warm me up.
Since we’ve had Lamby I haven’t had to mow. But I’ve been doing a shit load of sweeping. Her poops are everywhere, black pebbles strewn on the garden path. My lemon tree is half eaten. She’s taken a particular fondness to my bay leaf bush which up till now seemed indestructible and she seems to … More No Apricots or Lemons, just a happy lamb
Lighthouses have always fascinated me … there’s something so dramatic about them. I remember as a little girl thinking how cool it would be to live in one. They always evoked images of a rugged and romantic existence but in reality it was probably a hard life. Lonely, tedious, solitary and dangerous. But also undoubtedly … More Shine a Light
I’ve had some interesting conversations recently. Yesterday, after a blinding and explosive episode with my vision, I was driven to the doctor by my daughter who was fortunately home from school. Turns out it was a cluster migraine, and nothing too sinister but I nearly blacked out. And I must admit it was scary. The … More Headaches, Bills and Random Conversations
Have you ever wandered through the back streets of a city and stumbled onto something really special? Like inspiring street art, a cafe with amazing vibes, a tourist attraction you didn’t know about. Or maybe a singer with a great voice. This happened to me in Sydney a couple of years ago. We were walking … More Mark Wilkinson – From the Rocks to The Toff
Nothing in life is straight forward, not completely anyway. Maybe that’s why I have such a fascination with jetties and piers and bridges over water. I love the way they stretch out into the unknown. And underneath lies a whole other world, one we can’t see but only imagine. They’re straight, often not perfect, like … More Lines rule the World