I broadcast myself nude during lockdown. This isn’t habitual, and wasn’t planned, of course – what minute of that horrid glitch of a year was? – but there I was, across my channels, in my birthday suit. On your screen. The route to déshabillé started months earlier: as I put the bin out, in fact. […]
Like many overachievers, I am trying to squeeze as much personal development as possible into my current isolated life. So I’ve developed a fabulous method of combining daily yoga practice with the joy of homeschooling three boys. I will share it with you here.
There are a lot of lovely pictures to accompany my article about Richard Bell’s EMBASSY2019 in Venice. Like this one.
It’s one of those winter mornings when the slanting sunlight is a treasure. Our morning schedule is thrown sideways by the end of school holidays colliding with the 5am World Cup final, so I drop my partner at work over the Victoria Bridge. We are fortunate to spend a few traffic light changes waiting on […]
A visit to the local secondhand bookstore over the holidays wasn’t enough (bagging Malouf, Lessing, Armanno, Lewycka, Modjeska, Murakami, Astley); we fell into the Lifeline Bookfest on the weekend. I think we came home with about 100 books. The joy was in stumbling into titles that have always been on the “to-read” list: Silent Spring. […]
I have stolen this picture from a Facebook group called “Down in Front”. I love it. Some mates — Vandy, Brett, Simon — used to put on cracker parties. This was Roger Sanchez at the Tivoli. What an awesome night. This picture IS 1999.
Oh, there are no photographs, as we were enjoying the moment far too much to bother recording. As usual. But here’s a recipe for a cocktail we created last weekend. Get invited to two of your dearest mates’ place for a kind of housewarming on a Saturday night. Go to the Yandina farmers’ markets […]
In the middle of this wet, wet, day, when I was meant to be writing, I finally got around to downloading some pics from my phone. Here are a couple from a quick road trip we took to Fraser Island at the end of last year. They’re a mix of Hipstamatic, Instagram, and plain […]
Someone is breaking the rules in my street. I wake to the glorious sound of a rooster crowing across the road. I love it.
Sunsets. The moon rising over the ocean. The sound of little boys giggling. The kindness of strangers. Rock pools. Good health. Reading a well-turned phrase. Serendipity.