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A secret life of fear

About six months ago, our neighbour’s house burned down. It happened late on a Thursday night when we were already in bed, around 11 or 11:30pm. We were woken by load banging on the front door. Our neighbour had been … Continue reading

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We’re Skating

“We’re skating” Clea would say as she slipped around the new cork floor in her socks. Today is my daughter’s 13th birthday. She desperately wanted to go ice skating during the July school holidays in 2009. We are 6 1/2 … Continue reading

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300 Weeks

Tomorrow (Tuesday), my daughter will have been dead for 300 weeks. Clea would be 12 ½ now. She would be in Year 7 at Amaroo School. She would be tall probably already taller than me. She would be Clea. Each … Continue reading

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I Don’t Do Christmas

I always feel obliged to preface that statement with ‘I’m sorry but’ so the title should actually read ‘I’m sorry but I don’t do Christmas’. I don’t do Bayram or Hanukkah or any other religious celebration either. People look at … Continue reading

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Extrovert to Introvert (loneliness and solitude)

At the beginning of 2013, in a job which was not for me, for the first time in my life, I was described as an introvert. Initially, I was very taken aback as I had never considered myself to be … Continue reading

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Only one story

I attended a course last week called Women Presenting Powerfully. Not my kind of course really but it was interesting enough. A lot of Steve Jobs, in which I fail to see the fascination – maybe he was a good … Continue reading

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‘Facing Reality’ Days

I have been trying to think of something profound and interesting to write on my blog because of Christmas and the new year but nothing profound has come to me. This time of the year is hard for all those … Continue reading

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