Tag Archives: What I’m Grateful for

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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I am Julia Roberts…

In that movie Stepmom – except for the whole Susan Sarandon dying thing. Ive been in a bit of a funk this week, all these thoughts swirling around my head about turning half way to 70. Yes, I have the … Continue reading

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Seeking solitude

I was listening to a program on Radio National this morning about solitude (its fab, listen here). I was listening while in the garage trying to run  trying is the operative word on the treadmill and wondering if all the cards … Continue reading

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The sound of silence

I actually love Love actually, actually. There arent many moments in life where you get that chance to have that moment. You know those ones where the world and all its chatter stops and you hear some music in the … Continue reading

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Harnessing the memory machine.

Every year my husband and I and the kids head here. Its an annual thing and its something that he has done every year since he was a kid too. I always remember Mia Freedman when she said that holidays … Continue reading

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shopping ’round

Hello my name is Sarah and I shop around for advice. Sometimes I can wrap myself up into such a state of anxiety that I dont know my left from my right – it happens at different intersections in my life … Continue reading

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Todays is remembrance day…in honour of the day im sharing with you a poem written by my sister about my own Poppy who was born in November….feeling very grateful to have such a talented and expressive sister (and one that brings … Continue reading

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The suit and other stuff..

My husband and I spent a fair few hours this week in various health-related waiting rooms…it made me grateful for all the usual stuff (health, wealth, happiness and all that jazz) but it also made me grateful for the art … Continue reading

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The slap…it got me thinking

There was a final image in the ABC’s episode of The Slap this week…Hector and his young son standing alone in the garden…It was a quiet image that lingered on the screen for a while, what struck me was the tenderness … Continue reading

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The walk to school…

Ten years ago I was living in the UK working with a bunch of Aussie Social Workers pretending we knew how to get around London with our trusty A-Z’s (and attempting not to eat all the penguin biscuits in the … Continue reading

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