Monthly Archives: October 2011

Footy Season

Cyggy  The footy season has finished, all the grand finals have been played. Cheer cheer the red and the white, Oh when the saints go marching in and We are the navy blues have all receded into the background and … Continue reading

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Term 4

My sons began term 4 of Year 1 this week. That doesn’t mean much to most people but to us it means that their older sister no longer leads the way. They are now the ones taking the first steps. … Continue reading

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Holding Memory Within Your Body

I attended a symposium on writing and grief and about the only pointed I noted was that people hold memory within their bodies. This is true. Clea lies deep within my chest. She lies heavy behind my breasts, weighing down … Continue reading

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9 October 2008 – Describing Clea

I buried my daughter on 9 October 2009 but on 9 October 2008 this is what I wrote to describe her as she watched television one morning: Her dark brown eyes sparkle. They are the first thing anyone notices. Full … Continue reading

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La Sirenita

Dear Emma, please ask your uncle, the magician, to make some mermaid potion. A potion only for girls who want to turn into mermaids. One sip of it but only in the sea so you can breathe under the water. … Continue reading

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