Hump Day

By |March 18th, 2015|

At the farmer’s market this afternoon someone said, happy hump day!

I’d forgotten about hump day. When you’re hanging on by the skin of your teeth for a weekend, to do what’s really you, while all week you’re doing something that’s not. I hope you don’t have a hump day. That you’re not counting off days […]

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happiness is…

By |August 26th, 2012|

no child at risk
freedom of speech and beliefs
an end to domestic violence
worldwise fair food distribution
and the rest.
But if if I can look on my little precious bubble of a world for a moment, deeply aware of how damn lucky I am, then happiness is:


admiring and eating our delicious ridiculous carrots, determined next time to plant […]

the up and the down

By |July 21st, 2011|

Some days just start out dreadful.
We lost four chooks last night to a fox. Four. Although at least it wasn't all of them, like my friend Darren, who's experience last week was pretty dire. 
Adam and I are all no-nonsense and practical and we don't get emotional about farm animals. 'Cept as much as we know […]

gosh she’s really let herself go

By |March 2nd, 2011|

Do you know this woman?
I can tell you what she used to look like.
She used to match. Have a $250 haircut. Often manicured. Waxed, combed, clean.
You wouldn't see her without a touch of mascara at the very least. Some nice cheek gloss. Lip glass. All on expensively moisturized skin, recently facial-ed. 
Seriously, WHAT is she wearing? 
Are […]

The Happy List

By |December 10th, 2010|

Have you found Kate at Fox's Lane yet? Such a gorgeous blog. She's also incredibly positive in the face of pretty dire agricultural conditions right now. Kate and her partner run an organic farm in Daylesford and the rain has just about washed them out. And now the locusts seem to be moving in.
And yet, […]


By |December 1st, 2010|

Thanks for the lovely comments, emails and messages – after getting seriously worse my back is now much much better.
Am so enamored of the effect of physio plus acupuncture that am almost convinced I need to retrain as an acupuncturist! Amazing stuff!
I've been lying very low and relying on a lot of help for the […]