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You need to get out more!

You need to get out more! A couple of months ago, at the height of a sweltering Queensland summer, I woke very early. As I lay in the sticky stillness of the predawn night, the birdsong drew me up and out of my backdoor. I sat down on the relative …
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What is it about motherhood?

What is it about motherhood? I have done many things in my life: travelled in hard to travel places, worked in challenging jobs, experienced love and experienced loss. But nothing, NOTHING, could have prepared me for the challenges of motherhood. I remember when I was pregnant with my twins, a …
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2016: shadows & change

2016: shadows and change It’s December 2016. How did that happen? The years fly by so fast, I can barely keep up. And with time passing so swiftly, particularly in our technological age, it becomes increasingly important to sit back for a moment and take stock – not only of …
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Footprints: the power of writing

Footprints: the power of writing So, here I am, finally putting pen to paper (or fingertips to keyboard) to write my very own blog. I’m excited and nervous. Writing has always been a very important part of my life, a powerful support in difficult times as it is for many …