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Posts from the “Reflecting” Category

Over the Rainbow

Posted on August 24, 2017

I’m sad; plain and simple. Today was the first time I’ve ever been to Rainbow and not gone to Grans house. It was surreal, not having her there in real life, supporting us like she has always done. It was strange not seeing ‘dog turds’ and her biscuits on the Church Hall tables after the committal. I’m also grateful, for so many things. She knew I loved her. I had 42 years with her, that’s longer than I had with mum. My boys knew her well and loved her dearly, their little Granny Mart. My love of cooking is because of her. Christmas Day will always have the “men do the dishes” rule, because Granny Mart said. So many things I love about her.…

When it rains.

Posted on August 2, 2017

Ever sit in a cafeteria, in a hospital and wonder, who all the people are, and why are they here? The two young doctors eating lunch together, who managed to unknowingly coordinate a matching outfit of camel chinos, brown shoes and belts, and light blue shirts. Table of four mature aged siblings, chatting over a coffee, perhaps here supporting a parent? Maybe it’s another sibling? Young girl in dark blue scrubs with her shoe scuffs and hair net still on. I’m wondering if she was in the theatre? Middle aged tradie, munching on a sandwich and swiping at his phone… working nearby, or visiting? Who knows. Young Asian doctor, eating his home made dumplings, and sipping his water from his flask. I imagine he’s…


Posted on January 19, 2017

Most of us reflect in the New Year. I know I do. Mostly while I am sitting beside the river in the ‘quiet’, on my chair with the loud whistling songs of the cicaders around me. It’s the only time I truly stop and recharge.

Marchelly-with the jelly belly.

Posted on July 4, 2016

While we all meander through our years on this Earth; flicking through our childhood days of laughter and school, then leaping on into our teens with awkward body changes and mind-blowing thoughts, it’s not long before we are lobbed smack bang into our twenties where we generally find our soulmates and settle down into ‘our’ life. You quickly hit your thirties and you just expect to keep pushing on, growing wrinkles and grey hair, parenting a bunch of kids, or watching nieces and nephews grow up before your eyes,  and then grandkids come along and the rest is history. This is what we all expect. This is what doesn’t always happen…

Tears & a Light Bulb Moment

Posted on February 19, 2016

Firstly, I want to say what an amazing, enlightening, tear jerking, emotional read this blog I have linked below was. I have two nephews who are on the huge Autism Spectrum and up until now, ashamedly, I had never REALLY thought about how they think, feel and engage on a daily basis and how these feelings, actions and thoughts have been seen as ‘not right’ and must be changed. Sure I know that living in their world is very and vastly different to mine,  and my children’s, but I just didn’t really GET it. I am guilty of thinking that some of their behaviors should be quashed, but I have been so wrong, or misled, who knows, but for that I am sorry. Truly…