What’s on My Mind

To Be or Not to Be – on a Committee:  Some Australian State Schools, both primary and high, are supported by Parents and Citizens Associations. These groups provide volunteer support, raise funds for infrastructure and other expenses and assist in the administration of their school. A large part of many P&C activities is the provision of subsidies to school excursions and other… Continue reading What’s on My Mind


I have always loved this City but didn’t understand how important she would become to me until that day, sitting shell shocked and afraid for my husbands life – within a building on the street of her most vibrant, eclectic inner-city precinct. As she wrapped her arms around my husband and me, safely holding us… Continue reading City

Role playing

To do whatever is required of you in any situation without it becoming a role that you identify with is an essential lesson in the art of living that each one of us has to learn. You are most powerful, most effective, when you are completely yourself. ~ Eckhart Tolle : A New Earth. Deb,… Continue reading Role playing

A Book’s Journey

When my two 12 year olds asked what I was doing with the book that had the ribbon wrapped around it – I replied “I’m giving it to someone.” When they asked who? I told them I didn’t know: whoever picks it up and thinks they might enjoy it. Then they asked why?  I said,… Continue reading A Book’s Journey

Ocean Rhythms

The Story of Us: I was tired, it had been a long day already and I really didn’t feel like sitting under an unusually hot autumn sun for the next couple of hours awaiting the twilight cool. Begrudgingly I packed a picnic rug and a warm coat each (in the hope that at some point… Continue reading Ocean Rhythms