Tag Archives: teenagers

The mental writing of eulogies.

  Last night- well, as late as 3 am I lay in bed mentally writing my 17 year sons eulogy. I imagined him dead in a ditch…car rolled down an embankment, sunk at the bottom of a cold cold lake, … Continue reading

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I was here! (In Newcastle actually.)

Yesterday I had to accompany Shai (my 18 year old) for her first day at TAFE where she has enrolled in a graphic design course. This may change though as she also applied for a fine arts course at Uni … Continue reading

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Rites of passage – the handbag.

(No, that’s not mine, it’s Wikipedias.) As a mother you realise when your daughter has made the transition from girl to woman not because she begins sporting bumps and curves in places where before there weren’t any. Not because she … Continue reading

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Sketches by my daughter.

Sometimes you just have to brag about your kids a bit hey. So today I’m having a brag. My seventeen year old, Shai, has been back at it with a pencil recently and I must say suddenly her talents have … Continue reading

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The things you see on late night walks….

Well, it was an interesting evening walk with my daughter and the dog. There we were strolling down the street when up ahead I saw a parked car with its headlights on but the engine turned off. I thought for … Continue reading

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Giraffe girl, aggravating dishwashers and buffalo riding.

I measure my insomnia by the dishwasher, but that’s ok because we’re all a bit strange here. Tonight my daughter came in and announced “I am a third of a giraffe tall.” I can’t think where last I put that … Continue reading

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Ludovico Einaudi’s concert – Sydney 2013

I have not been to a music concert in years. Some people may find that strange, since I am a novice songwriter/musician and it’s so much a part of my life on a personal – keep me from going crazy … Continue reading

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Ok…really, now I am DONE! RIT, you suck! But I suck too….because I decided to dye ONE more thing. I had this very vivid orange Indian table runner that was just too bright for my tastes. (Don’t know why I … Continue reading

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The big adventure ahead!

So, I am feeling sooooo excited, yet overwhelmed at the same time because we have for some time now had a trip planned – plane tickets all paid for, for the kids and my husband and I for a trip … Continue reading

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Portrait photography.

  So yes, I am a frustrated photographer at heart. I only know the basics, but now that I have glasses it’s making things a lot easier 🙂 Yesterday my daughter and her friend asked me to help them get … Continue reading

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