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(n.) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for the lost places of your past.



I am patiently awaiting the proof copy of my book  The Suitcase which should arrive this week. In the meantime my work desk is sitting...

Nocturnal thoughts and ramblings

My mind is in overdrive as I have tossed and turned away the last few nights. You see the recent murder of a woman and her children has...

Trusting the ground below

There is a reason I like to keep my feet firmly planted on terra firma. I can feel the solid ground beneath me , knowing I am safe and ...

Today is -

Today is Tuesday - simple really. Some may call it New Years eve, the day after Monday, the day they go back to work or have their...

Painting a Canvas - outside the lines

I am thinking of changing my creative pursuits to painting. I really feel like donning myself a brightly sewn smock made from an old...

So ends the winter of my discontent

I feel rather Shakespearean when I utter these words to no one in particular, an ageing actor pacing the stage connecting with their...

Raking over old coals

I have been in a reflective mood today. It has been drizzling a beautiful fresh rain for days and this harbours well for days of...

Walking back to writing

It's been awhile! It seems I have been stuck in some vortex of inertia lately. Life gets busier and I have been physically, emotionally...

A fondness for words and letting them go

Thank goodness for long weekends and lazy days , the perfect time to write and re-write. I think I have let go of quite a few words in my...

Reflections in the sunshine

Whilst writing my memoir #TheSuitcase I was able to reflect on all the parts that make up the sum of me. Many years ago there was not...

When life is quiet

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.This saying adapted from a line in "To a Mouse" by Robert Burns is one of my...

A test of character

It's a good thing I know me. I am your go to person for great ideas, an organiser a builder of possibilities, a dreamer, a story...

Things we value

I have been going through a stage of self reflection lately. I think that's part of the process of writing memoir. I also wonder if it is...

What to do while I'm waiting ?

I have sent my baby - my manuscript  - The Suitcase - off for assessment. It has been sitting on my desk, my lounge room floor, in my...


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The suitcase

One woman's  struggle to save herself.
If you had  to escape and have ninety minutes, 3 children and an old suitcase  what would you pack ? 
What do you value ? 
Is it sentiment or practicality that takes over?
What could you fit into The Suitcase.



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