March 4, 2020


Tonight, I watched A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhoodand there was a scene which made me think of Jesus. The movie is about famed children’s educator Fred Rogers, who ran a long-running television program. He was a Presbyterian minister who was commissioned by his...

November 23, 2018

Have you ever felt the pressure to live a ‘balanced’ life? 


To find the right family / work balance or the right balance between study, friends, family and health.


I have tried for many years to find this illusive ‘balance’ and to be honest it always escapes my gra...

November 10, 2018

TGI Friday (Thank God it’s Friday) is an American restaurant chain operating around the world.

A little while ago I had a Thank God I’m 60! party.

Just over two years ago, I was diagnosed with lung cancer.  When it was found, it was already stage four, with secondaries i...

September 9, 2017

 My chosen form of fitness is doing aerobics, but when I’m short on time I do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). You do 20 seconds of a hard exercise (say plyometric lunges, or jump squats) flat out as hard as you can, then rest for 10 seconds and start again. Th...

July 12, 2017

I've been an over-thinker for as long as I could – well – think.


My brain is often whirring, whirring... full of possibilities, problems, what-ifs, and worst-case scenarios.


You'll often find me weighing up pros and cons, highs and lows, analysing 'life' from a sub...

December 15, 2016

[An example of the significance of humour: Moyra’s daughter had this t-shirt made after strangers looked uncomfortable with her extreme coughing in their vicinity, wondering what contagious plagues she was inflicting on them.]

My friend Moyra is facing this Christmas wi...

January 4, 2016

I'm not sure how ya'll feel about resolutions. On the one hand, it might feel cliche' to make a resolution for the new year, and perhaps a little embarrassing to admit that you're not already perfect (Say whaaaa??). Or maybe you like to take each day as it comes and re...

November 7, 2015

The weather is getting warmer, thankfully, as I've had two winters in a row, having just moved from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern! I have big plans to spend a lot of time soaking up the sun (sunscreen slathered on, of course) at the beach with my family. I'm...

July 30, 2015

My four year old daughter said this to me this week: “Mum, why do you look so bad before you put on your makeup?”

She also told me that when I didn’t have my clothes on I am ‘wobbly’. My clothes, however, make me ‘straight’. It’s enough to make me want to never go out...

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