i broke

I broke

  o0o I broke. Plain and simple – i broke… This past fortnight – my mind just couldn’t keep itself together anymore, and i broke… I went to the Doctor back before we went to New Zealand, just for a general annual checkup; and when we were finishing up, I… Continue reading »

a bad relationship

bad relationship

  o0o Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, a bad relationship – or some of the elements of a bad relationship – follow you through life… My Father had a bad relationship with alcohol. When he was alive, I don’t recall a time when I ever thought my Father… Continue reading »

the mummas nightmare

Mummas Nightmare

    This morning started in the way no Mothers ever want it to. A missed call on my phone before 7am, and a voice message. Checked the voice message, and it was someone I didn’t know, telling us that our second youngest son had been in a motorbike accident…. Continue reading »

you’re not a burden

. The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unlovable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy…It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all… Continue reading »

opinion piece: bullying?

. There has (rightfully!!) been a lot going on in the media of late – about bullying, which has been particularly spurred on by the tragic suicide of a young country girl, after being horrifically bullied by her peers. Also in the media of late – there has much much… Continue reading »

today…

.   Today is different. Today I got out of bed quite well rested. I had a really decent sleep last night, because it rained through the night, and i always sleep soooo much better when it rains. I have also taken a fortnight off work – which actually winds… Continue reading »

A letter to my Son

​ . I had always imagined that this was always going to be a really special year. Grandma & Grumpa would be 90, Uncle John 60, me 50, You 30, Rian 25 and Tom 21. Amazing landmarks for our Family, worthy of awesome celebration. But that wasn’t to be…. I… Continue reading »

Happy Birthday Kayd 💜

Our only grandson – via our eldest daughter – is three today! It doesn’t feel like three years ago, that my Wife and I sat in the waiting room at the Hospital, sitting on the edge of our seat, waiting, waiting, waiting… We were both exhausted with nervous tension, willing… Continue reading »