Hold that boat! What happens when things go wrong
Hold that boat! What happens when things go wrong

Things are seldom as easy as they seem. For instance, standing in line six or so years ago to board our very first cruise, my husband and I were filled with excitement. This holiday couldn’t have come at a better time. We were exhausted and fatigued and with one week before we moved house, this... » read more

Modern day good Samaritans
Modern day good Samaritans

It seems regardless of how prepared we think we are, sometimes we aren’t prepared at all for what is to come. Earlier this year, I embarked on a one day trip to Melbourne for an editing conference. With flights organised, I was to jam-pack a lot into one day, so my alarm was set the... » read more

Movie review – The Young Messiah
Movie review – The Young Messiah

  Sitting under the shade of a sprawling tree with sunlight spilling through the branches, a young Jesus listens as his mother tells the story of the miraculous events that led to his birth. Mary’s tender heart beautifully flows through the screen—her love for the Young Messiah with his innocence and endearing presence, completes a... » read more

Soccer mums and welcome distractions
Soccer mums and welcome distractions

  I was a soccer mum for only a little while before we realised it probably wasn’t our four year old’s “thing”. I distinctly remember finding the games to be endlessly amusing while watching these little tots in their big shin pads and oversized uniforms pad their way up and down the field trying to... » read more

Awaiting Beauty
Awaiting Beauty

Anyone who knows me, knows by the number of photos on my social media account that I like roses. I have two rose plants that emit delicious fragrances, surpassing the fragrance of any Turkish Delight sweet I have come across. The only problem with my rose plants, is that they tend to flower around the... » read more

The God of the hills and valleys
The God of the hills and valleys

Last night I had a dream. I dreamt I was back in a time when my children were babies. I was back in the house we used to live in and reliving a day in my life 15 years ago. Everything looked and smelt the same, the colour of the walls, my kitchen where I... » read more

Movie review – Churchill
Movie review – Churchill

A lone figure walks along a sparse beach. As he approaches the waters edge, dressed in a black suit and accompanied by his cane and hat, waves of blood lap against the sand by his feet. It is the blood of lives lost, lives Winston Churchill feels in hindsight could have been saved, lost young... » read more