Monthly Archives: July 2012

Home sweet home

There aren’t many schools where the Principal and a fellow teacher would help you move house, let alone on a public holiday. But help they do, and in a few short hours the contents of our interim house is heaved … Continue reading

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In the interim

So far I am very much an observer, not a participant. I am alone, because I exist in the glass cage that is western motherhood. A cage in which my children are mine alone: to walk with to playgrounds, to … Continue reading

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Naming Day

Today was naming day. It came unexpectedly. I had planned to go into town and see a childcare centre and go to the pool. But the childcare centre was shortstaffed and asked me not to come in at the last … Continue reading

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Arrival

A five hour flight, Sydney to Darwin. Two kids. One parent. It was never going to be pretty. But we survived, and J joined us at Darwin airport, fresh from 4WD training. As a reward for my day from hell, … Continue reading

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Why now? Why here? Midnight brain-ramblings.

Why are we doing this? Why am I moving with my husband and two kids under four to a remote Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land? I think it began in Adelaide airport. The year is 2007. I am twenty-seven, fresh-faced, … Continue reading

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