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Rosalie Ham and ‘The Dressmaker’

Today I saw the film ‘The Dressmaker’ and I loved it. Quite a few years ago I read Rosalie Ham’s book ‘The Dressmaker’ and I loved that too. So I couldn’t wait to see this depiction on the big screen. … Continue reading

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Stingray, no tail

He points across my shoulder, my eyes follow arthritic fingers, knotted hand, brawny arm, then toward the weathered face, staring seaward Old man knowing, showing, stingray, no tail, dark shadow, magnified blue water, jetty rotted crumbling Childhood memories, seventy years before, sea, … Continue reading

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Trams in the distance

The noise, just enough to resonate within my brain, then it’s gone I don’t think about the tram until the sound repeats seven minutes or even nine later rumbling, clanging, scraping familiar and comforting The background noise it comes and … Continue reading

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Do we take ourselves too seriously?

Recently at the funeral of a lovely ninety-three year old woman, I was particularly taken by one of the many beautiful, funny and endearing comments made about her. One of the things said about her was that she had ‘the ability to … Continue reading

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Lazy days, well maybe not!

It’s slightly off-season in this beautiful seaside resort, only those with time to spare are here. The view from the third floor balcony is idyllic. Palm trees, lush green manicured gardens and then, as if that’s not enough, lapping at … Continue reading

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Three…

Three cups of hot steaming tea Three serious writers Three unpublished manuscripts Three glasses of cold chilled wine Three hours later Three writers laughing

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Letting go of toxic behaviour

There are some themes that just keep coming up for me. I hear people talking about the hurt in their lives. Well, they don’t actually name it as hurt, often as grievances they hold against others around them or toward … Continue reading

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Having a ‘Retro’ moment or two

A few days ago I visited a very clever person. This artistic woman had turned her home into a showroom for a range of retro furnishings  collected, restored and made by her.  I was immediately engaged with colour, style and the wonderful … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Sometimes it takes a fellow writer to pass from this world in order to hear the story behind the person. Today, I heard a story about a wonderful woman, whom I am sorry to say, I didn’t know well enough. A fellow writer … Continue reading

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Almost a ghost town…Majorca

Yesterday I took a trip to a small country township that holds some special and impactful memories for me. I drove to Majorca where I went to school for some of my later primary school years. I remember going to a school with fifteen other … Continue reading

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