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The Biscuit

The little boy lies on a rattan mat next to his mother as his brother walks around and around them in continuous circles. His eyes follow his brother’s circuit. He doesn’t focus on the other people surrounding them. He’s still … Continue reading

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Of windmills and windsocks

Windmills and Windsocks The sun is shining The breeze is blowing The windmills twirl And the windsocks blow All is quiet And she bends to brush the dirt She sweeps it away to tidy the small plaque That bears the … Continue reading

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Lake Menindee

Here it is, Lake Menindee full to the brim. A wondrous sight in the middle of nowhere – well, about 100km from Broken Hill. It is not full that often but it is this year. And we’ve been to see … Continue reading

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Happy Eighth Birthday, My Sons

My sons are eight years old today. They are having a party at Zone 3 this afternoon where they can shoot laser guns at their friends – something to suit boys. Their birthdays are always tinged with sadness for us, … Continue reading

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Challenges

My husband has quit his full-time day job to focus on other parts of in his life and spend more time thinking about his daughter. I admit to being envious as I too would like more time with Clea but … Continue reading

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Conception

Ten years ago today, Clea became part of my life. On 17 April 2002, I under went egg harvesting for in vitro fertilisation. The doctor took six eggs from my ovaries and managed to fertilise five with my husband’s sperm. … Continue reading

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Clea’s Love Diary

In June 2009, Clea used the old laptop to write what she called ‘A Love Diary’. She was six years old. I have not changed any of her words:   A RECOUNT ABOUT MY WEEKEND. I LOVE B  FOR BRIGITTE. … Continue reading

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