Tag Archives: Family

‘All Fall Down’…A brave write

I’ve just finished reading Cassandra Austin’s novel ‘All Fall Down’. I bought this book out of curiosity and a love of all things ‘outback’. I was also hooked by Rosalie Ham’s (author of ‘The Dressmaker’) quote on the front cover of the … Continue reading

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When a problem can’t be solved

I guess it’s true to say that most of us have had setbacks and difficulties in our life. There is no doubt that some problems are larger and more impactful than others. Mostly, difficulties and tricky situations work themselves through. … Continue reading

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Finding the time we need

Over the years I don’t think I’ve been very good at appreciating or perhaps valuing time to do the smaller things in life that matter. Most of us I guess, have commitments and responsibilities that gobble up precious hours. I know I have … Continue reading

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What price, a life?

I’m sad, distracted and personally distressed. Two young Australian men are on death row in an Indonesian jail and it seems there is nothing that can be done about it. I know the prisoners concerned are drug traffickers and I’m not excusing those … Continue reading

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The importance of friendship

My late mother comes to mind when the topic of friendship is discussed. She was one to value friends and by doing so was a very good friend to many. Mum was the eldest of nine children of whom only … Continue reading

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Oh, the ghosts of sadness

Recently in conversation with others I’m reminded of how large the ghosts of difficult early family events or other sad and frightening occasions can loom. In fact, it’s fair to say they never quite leave us. It’s not surprising that some (not all) mature aged … Continue reading

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Sixty years is a long time…

A couple of months ago my aunt and uncle celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary, sixty years of marriage. Unfortunately my uncle hasn’t been so well and was hospitalised during the anniversary time but they still took heart in the special wishes … Continue reading

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