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Reflections on the day of mothers

Reflections on the day of mothers

So we’re on the other side of Mother’s Day. This year I felt pretty equanimous, which was nice. I enjoyed the day with mum,  having pancakes for brekkie together, going to church in the morning and being asked unexpectedly by two different people at church to lunch...
Chicken allegory

Chicken allegory

Our two young chickens, Miss Patty and Babette, live in a little fenced off area beside our house. It’s got hedges all around it and  there’s plenty room for them to run around. As chickens do, they have industriously scratched up all the grass in search...
On playing flute again

On playing flute again

For a couple of years in high school, my flute was like another piece of me. Dragged through interminable practice sessions and lessons, from one side of town to the other. Waved around in band practice and sparkling as it led the younger flute players in ensemble. In...
Sunday Storytime!

Sunday Storytime!

Did your parents read to you as a child? My mum was a great reader; even once he was quite capable of reading books himself, my brother used to appear at her door each night clutching a book and wanting to snuggle up and hear her read. There’s something very...
Being this Rebecca

Being this Rebecca

It’s the day before my 41st birthday. I always get reflective at this time of year; I suppose it’s only natural, right? It’s good to take stock from time to time and celebrating another trip around the sun is as good a time as any. It’s easy to...

I’m still here

Poor, neglected blog. *pat, pat* This is the obligatory “oh my goodness it’s been so long” and “I am planning to blog more” post that usually comes after a long absence. Also my first post for 2017. That’s weird. I suppose I...

A wrap up

So this time last year, I was sweltering through a Sydney summer, recovering from the usual busy December weeks at church, was just getting going with Thermomix, and was heading off to cheesecake club at the Beilharzes’. I had no idea that within a year I would...