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How long do we live?

Today, I start 16 weeks of long service leave. Last week, Clea’s brothers turned 12 years old. In 10 days’ time, we will leave for Chile, Bolivia and Peru. And in about five weeks time, I will be 50 years … 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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See Ya

We’ve packed our bags for a trip overseas. As I packed, I knew that within a few days I would have to say goodbye to Clea, yet again, because she can no longer travel with us; only in our hearts. … Continue reading

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Hope

Anniversaries are days which are more important to other people. It is when they remember what is our daily existence. That is fine, I do not expect people to live my life and I actually would not wish anyone to … 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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Mothers’ Day

Not much of a day really. Tinged with extreme sadness and regret. Dear Mummy, some may love you and some don’t but the one who loves you is at school. I love you so so so so so so so … Continue reading

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Humankind cannot bear very much reality – T S Eliot

There is another reality out there. There must be. It is a reality in which my daughter exists. I search for this reality. I catch fleeting glimpses as it rushes past the kitchen window or runs across the backyard. If … Continue reading

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