Navel Lake

'Your bellybutton is a lake on top of a mountain, Mommy,' my four-year-old boy remarked. I had announced after dinner that I was going to have a quiet bath with myself and some candles. It turned out that there were also jet skis and submarines in the water with me. My son was spot on … Continue reading Navel Lake


A Most Beautiful Death

My dad rang on Monday afternoon to tell me that my gorgeous nana had deteriorated in the last 24 hours and it was predicted that she had only a couple of days to live. The divine timing of the day saw to it that my children had been taken out to go blueberry picking when … Continue reading A Most Beautiful Death


The kids were packed off on a little holiday the other day and OMG, the relief was immense! Quiet, headspace, time! Ah. I didn't sit down for long - I had an urgent desire to de-clutter my own bedroom and accumulated bits and bobs. I'm great at keeping the kids' stuff sorted and I always … Continue reading Sorted