Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘me’ Category

In the subtropics, around the middle of summer things start to die in the heat so Christmas is a strange presence in the season, although I guess not unlike Christmas being situated in the dead of winter in the northern hemisphere. Because the season of summer is not associated with new life here, but rather with the onset of destructive storms, bush fires, drought, and burning sun. Kitchen gardens are largely left to rest. The weeds grow furiously but otherwise everything feels very slow in the humidity.

Storms signal Christmas is coming and the garden succumbs to the mix of overgrown and death.

For me, the foods of summer are all Mediterranean, Mexican and Asian and seem to come in the colours of Christmas. And we eat out in the garden unless the mosquitoes are terrible.

My favourite part of Christmas is all the spontaneous socialising. Friends who message you to tell you they have two Cabernets and are waiting out the rain in a quiet corner, so hurry up and join them in the bar… and other friends who invite you and your kids to swim in their pool and share pot luck dinners together, and friends who beg you to be invited over because their kid is going spare and they want to talk and laugh with you, and all the playfulness and, the exposed skin and lying under a fan even, the goddamn craft (which now includes sewing by my kids).

And this year it included for me a writing deadline for (hopefully) another book anthology next year.

Previous views of December here:

2015

Interestingly, I didn’t post photos in 2014.

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

I love to see what December looks like in your part of the world, so if you care to, leave a link to your own December photos in the comment section.

Read Full Post »

Prominent canines (fangs) and the desire to strike a pose in front of the camera.

 

I get the impression had she been born now the woman would have liked taking selfies.

 

Read Full Post »

14714611_1672644526381514_8452053969861083136_n

(Detail from one of boyfriend’s sketches of me. Never be too idle near him or you get sketched). 

Celebrating this week when a doctor thought she found a lump in my breast and I spent four days thinking I had breast cancer before the tests revealed it was not cancer, not even a lump.

I hope this anecdote brings you some relief if you should ever be going through your own cancer scare. False positives.

Read Full Post »

Quick hi from me to say I will be reading an extract from my article in defence of sexting, that appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, on ABC’s Radio National on Monday Wednesday morning.

Hear my voice, trying to speak slower.

UPDATE: Here it is – me on Radio National defending sexting. 

Read Full Post »

13939544_10154363331204085_4331722203276194408_n

My horse.

13903344_10154363330939085_8112120178052646033_n

Me.

13895410_10154363331079085_4652766094084276070_n

My motorbike.

Read Full Post »

I wrote about my love (hate) of hiking with children not long ago.. and here are photos from my childhood of family hikes.

12647134_10153942026906913_8263666663091779375_n

12661756_10153942028206913_7413578126277077713_n

12654699_10153942033316913_5319884895530380443_n

Read Full Post »

12524372_10209174220211624_1753900977421855962_n

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »