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  • Friday Blues

    Friday Blues

    It’s a glorious spring day here. Blue skies, a gentle warm breeze, sunshine and fluffy clouds languidly crossing the sky. Last Friday was blue too – more midnight blue shade, verging on black, as I hid in my bed, feeling low and hopeless. I guess that’s why they call them the blues… or something. The […]

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  • Re-entry mode: slow

    Here in Melbourne people are taking wildly different approaches to being able to shop, see friends, go out for meals and do all the things they’ve missed. I am most definitely in the slow lane, and happily so. I’ve been getting out of the house, which has been great, but doing it in a low […]

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  • Drives, other stuff, chats and dreams.

    Hello again! I thought I’d post a little what I’ve been doing lately ramble. Buckle up. Drives I’ve twice ventured outside the 5km radius we’ve been restricted to until recently, which I have LOVED. Those extra 20kms make a huge difference. My first trip took me up to the Dandenong Ranges, my nearby happy place […]

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  • October Update

    Today was my first day reporting for NewStart 2.0 aka JobSeeker. Zero income in the last fortnight, check. I lost my job on the second of the month, which wasn’t that unexpected, but still sucked. The upside was that my redundancy and leave payout was enough for me to CLEAR my credit card, and to […]

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  • 22 and a hump

    22 and a hump

    Hello outside world!  Upon consulting my calendar, it appears that it has been 22 (and a hump day) weeks since a whole slew of Melbourne folks, including me, started working from home and staying home more than usual.  That’s a long time! Deep in the second trimester of growing a human in your guts kind […]

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  • Full Basket, Empty Sink

    Full Basket, Empty Sink

    Hello! If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen that I enjoy marking the ritual of having a laundry basket full of clean folded clothes.  There’s something satisfying about bringing clothes or sheets in off the Hills Hoist or clothes rack, piling them up next to me on the couch and methodically folding them.  […]

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  • The First Hundred Days

    The First Hundred Days

    It has been exactly one hundred days.  I checked.  One hundred days since I last went to work, outside my house.  One hundred days since I reached for the remote control to the building’s carpark.  One hundred days. The freeway lanes have changed. There are barricades up, and the emergency lane is now a traffic […]

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  • The Next Day

    Yesterday was Mother’s Day, which has to be one of my least liked days of every year. I posted a 10 slide mini-essay on Instagram, sharing my feelings about the day and how being an adopted person impacts the pinkest day of dotage on on the calendar. You can find my Instagram account here. The […]

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  • Blurry Days

    Blurry Days

    Have you noticed that these stay at home days all seem to be blurring in to each other?  Monday feels like Umday and then you blink and it’s Thursday. It is Thursday isn’t it? Yes it is, at least according to my phone.  Yesterday I broke free of the walls of my house and visited […]

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  • Easter Eats – Chickpea Coconut Curry

    Easter Eats – Chickpea Coconut Curry

    There are no family recipes handed down through the generations here, no fluffy hot cross buns or crispy pork crackling secrets. That’s not my kind of cooking or eating. Don’t get me wrong, I love hot cross buns, it’s just that mine are from Woolies. I shared a photo of my dinner on Instagram last […]

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