Category Archives: friends

mothering

Christ Church St Laurence has been connected with my family for a long time. It was reported that my eccentric great Aunt Bee regularly slept on the church grounds, with the apparent blessing of the rector. My daughter, daiskmeliadorn, attends … Continue reading

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Shriven

It’s that time of the year again. chocolate-banana vegan pancake, Shrove Tuesday 2017 I like the idea of Lent, of spending a period focusing on something different from your ‘normal’ life in the hope that you emerge somehow as a … Continue reading

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art imitates my life

I don’t know what haruspicy* means, but this is the story of my life at the moment: Lerner, Ben (2014) 10:02, London, Granta, p. 206 A doctor discovers accidentally that the main character in poet Ben Lerner’s novel 10:02 has an unusual … Continue reading

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Partnership

I haven’t run much for quite a while. From September 2015 to July 2016 I was constrained by a hamstring tendon over-use injury. And when I tried starting running again I sustained two thoracic vertebral fractures, due to osteoporosis in … Continue reading

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Half Marathon Highs and Lows

It was a perfect autumn Sydney morning for the 2016 Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, which starts at sunrise. I am too old, decrepit and lazy to participate, but daiskmeliadorn was keen to improve on her time in the Grunty … Continue reading

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We celebrate! We eat!

We didn’t sing The Internationale (Billy Bragg’s lyrics), but it was a great May Day celebration, nonetheless. Matt, who has recently been laid so low by Crohn’s disease and its surgical treatment, arranged for the family to go out to … Continue reading

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Meeting Rose in Haven, with joy

I met for coffee with Dr Rose Ellis today. We went to Haven. [“Haven. tailoring coffee joyously”] I found this place when I was looking for somewhere to meet Rose – near Central Station, but not too close to Rat … Continue reading

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