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The medium smoke

I am anonymous again. A face in the crowd. It feels strange to be back living in a city. To go to the supermarket and not bump into several people you know. To drop your children off at a childcare … Continue reading

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One perfect day

Our last day of living here felt complete. It started with a visit to D, with a carload of things for her and her family; clothes, linen, toys, books and kitchen things. I unloaded it all in her carport, like … Continue reading

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On the move

We are moving to Darwin. J will be starting a job with the teachers union which, if I’m honest, has always been where his passions lie; in seeing the bigger picture and trying to make a positive difference. The move feels … Continue reading

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The see-saw

I haven’t written for a long time. I know. But I do have three very good excuses. The first is that we’ve been busy getting to know Baby. The second is that we had school holidays – a very full-on, … Continue reading

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If…

That small but insidious word is starting to creep into our daily conversations. If we move back to Sydney. If we are here next year. ‘If’ is doing my head in. Uncertainty about the future isn’t what you need when … Continue reading

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Upheaval and uncertainty

Big changes here for our once-little-now-big family. Baby Three was born a week ago; R got her much-wished-for little sister. For the sake of this blog we’ll just call her Baby. That’s what she was called for nine months in … Continue reading

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Novel nerves

Apologies for the lack of posts lately, but I have a good excuse. I’ve been trying to finish a first draft of my young adult novel before Baby Three arrives. I’ve been pretty disciplined, actually, writing for at least a … Continue reading

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A decision to stay

We have finally made the decision to stay here next year…which is funny, because if you’d asked me three months ago I would’ve said no way. I would’ve said I was worried about being isolated with a new baby, that … Continue reading

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A break-in

Yesterday our car was stolen. They took my mobile phone too. I was home at the time, reading in the bedroom. I heard a muffled clatter outside but didn’t think too much about it. A while later I realised my … Continue reading

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Mr Angry

Our four year old son L has been getting angry. And not the type of angry you can ignore or send for time out in the bedroom. It is an all-consuming, can’t-calm-down, need-to-destroy-things kind of anger. At its worst it … Continue reading

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