Never do the grocery shopping when you’re hungry. It’s a golden rule, an axiom, a given. I was very hungry this afternoon when I grabbed a trolley to navigate the aisles at my local supermarket. At 2pm the only food I’d ingested all day was a milky espresso, and even that was an indulgence. Famine day…
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Paddle Pop stick dipped in white wax. Hot. A shiny glob, stretching Slowly falling from its wooden perch Twisting Catching falling strands. Smeared across soft skin in a swirling eight Smothering curly, wiry strands. Some gray. Coarse, thick, stubbornly attached. Peeping out from granny pants. Some adventurous, rooted outside the elastic. Defiantly public pubes. Pull…
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Catching up

Maybe I should give in and call this column a weekly note? Such has been life’s pattern lately. The craft Oh there’s been writing, tonnes of writing. And my creative talents have been stretched to their limit with the QFA Annual Report*. I agreed to help produce this document during a car conversation en route…
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Home alone

All the talk revolves around Adele today. The cockney superstar with golden pipes and potty mouth is giving a concert-in-the-round at The Gabba. A record crowd is descending on the venue, with its limited access and no nearby train station, and the city is aquiver with anticipation and anxiety. Heaven help us if we ever…
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For posterity

Today’s challenge is to write something and not edit, allowing for the occasional backspace to correct spelling. Because that’s how I wrote the 1979 diary. Fast and furious. And pithy. The 11-year-old me knew her stuff. So today was Fun Friday. And it was. But I also spent much of the day in the car, which…
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American life

Nearly 18 years ago The Husband and I gave away our dog, sold our rusty car, stored our few bits of furniture under friends’ houses and took two toddlers across the planet to live in America. He wanted to do some advanced training with world experts in his field. So he called on his connections and wrote…
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Past Notes

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