Not the Best of Times

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it … Continue reading Not the Best of Times

A Sadder Mothers’ Day This Year

This week our dear mother and grandmother, Joy, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning with her lifelong partner and dearly loved husband, Hedley, by her side. It was only just Mothers’ Day last year that I wrote about her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. It seems sadly bittersweet then, that this Mothers’ Day … Continue reading A Sadder Mothers’ Day This Year

Family Matters

This weekend many families around Australia will be celebrating Mother's Day. Mums of all ages will be receiving breakfast in bed, bunches of flowers, boxes of chocolates and expressions of undying gratitude for their never-ending love and care. It is a beautiful celebration of gratitude for the important women in our lives. It is also … Continue reading Family Matters

#BookSnapSunday – the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ But ‘That’s funny…’ Isaac Asimov This week’s book snap features books from the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov (1920-1992). One of the most well-known science fiction writers, Asimov wrote or edited more than 500 books. Many of them … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov

#BookSnapSunday – Recipes from my Grossmutter

Today’s Book Snap is inspired by Rowena from Beyond the Flow, who recently wrote about Christmas Traditions and her grandmother’s Honey Biscuit recipe. Honey Biscuits are a Christmas Tradition in my family too. We both have German ancestry, and quite freakishly, own the same little cookbook pictured above - Recipes from my Grossmutter (grandmother). The … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Recipes from my Grossmutter

Living with Dignity

Today, December 3rd, is the International Day of People with Disability. It is an annual event designed to “increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.” Each year there is a specific theme, and this year, quite appropriately, it is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible … Continue reading Living with Dignity