Teddy

Here’s something I wrote for The Guardian. The lost teddy It was 8.10pm and I was running through the dark streets, desperately searching. Just as I was about to concede defeat, I spotted him. He was near the corner pub, lying lifelessly on the nature strip.  I looked upward to thank the heavens, then messaged […]

WFM

Here’s something I wrote for The Guardian on working from my parents’ home. “What do you like on your pancakes?” Mum asks. It’s our first day working from Mum’s house and she’s made morning tea. My kids’ preferred condiment is strawberry jam, and Mum’s face drops: “We’ve got none,” she says. In my peripheral vision, […]

Gold digger

SBS asked if I could write something about the gold rush. Here’s something I cobbled together. * Until recently, all I knew about my great-grandfather was that he had come to Australia as a young man to find gold. Now that I’m older, I’ve become more curious about him – and I’m glad I have. […]

On cemeteries

An article I wrote for SBS about visiting the cemetery. Something to cheer us up! 😉 When I was a child, while other families would go bike riding or to the beach at the weekend, mine would have a trip to the cemetery. To me, it was better than going to the shops, and there […]