Author Archives: Sarah

How to reach through the screen

The other weekend there were two cries for help sitting in my newsfeed. Two people who made randomly vague statements about life not going well for them and the need to be somewhere other than here. I scanned back and … Continue reading

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The accidental scars

There are moments of complete polarity in our days. Waking to the news of bombs going off on the other side of the world. Watching people sing for their moment in the spotlight in the evenings. I wrote for this … Continue reading

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The opinionater

  I found myself yelling at the tele like I tend to do on Monday nights when Q&A pops on. I was angry last night about the focus of the all women panel. I was waiting for thoughts on child … Continue reading

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Love, with a chance of drowning – an author chat!

    Penguin Books, in their infinite wisdom, sent me a copy of Torre De Roche’s book to have a read of. I met her during NaNoWriMo last year and was a little bit excited to see that someone – … Continue reading

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How you remember it – a TSIB interview

There are often little spurts of activity on my blog FB page where I make a random comment and then I have a stack of responses from people wanting to express their opinion. The other week I was on a … Continue reading

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The grateful dread

I’m not someone who drags their heels very often but when I do it takes me a moment to work out what it is. Its like an internal cranky valve has been released and I cant see the light for … Continue reading

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What I know about women

Image from here Every house Ive ever lived in is etched in my mind from the position I lay in at bedtime. Regardless of the house, its people, the furniture scavenged I can remember each place from the view that … Continue reading

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Giving them space

So much of parenting revolves around the repetitive behaviours that you hope will one day seep in and become part of what makes them, them. But when do you step back and let their own stories unfold? My step-daughter shared … Continue reading

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Watch your words?

Image from here Last week a little email wandered in to my inbox. It wasn’t unkind but it did make my heart skip for a moment – it questioned the use of my blog title in terms of a registered … Continue reading

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Keeping afloat

Last week my long service leave ran out and I’ve found myself in leave without pay land. I knew it was coming but the creeping sensation of being cast adrift felt like the opening scenes of Life of Pi. Where … Continue reading

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