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Losses and Gains: the thing about grief is

These are just my thoughts…

It seems strange to have arrived at forty-something with only a few deaths among my circle of family and friends (but by no means none of significance), and of course I know that from here on in they will come with increasing frequency. 315 more words

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Get Set, 2017! Seeing in the new year with the one I love

I seldom mention my partner, here on my blog, but not because I’m not in love with him. We have been together for the past three years, and have had such a lot of amazing times – exploring and enjoying life, through many challenging times. 48 more words

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Merry Christmas Time: thanks for your support 

To anyone who found something of interest in my work over the past year, thank you for your support. Taking and making photos is one of my greatest joys, and sharing that with others is so important to me. 20 more words

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The Littlest Hobo: my peculiar dog

Walking past his kennel, seeing his sweet little face peeking out like a hobo from a pile of rags, I quietly collected my camera and took his photo while he obliged, in his usual wary manner. 20 more words

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Cracks and Shadows: White Ribbon Day

Friday, 25 November is White Ribbon Day, an Australian campaign to prevent men’s violence towards women. Anything that raises awareness of the alarming facts about this prevalent and insidious problem in our communities is a good thing, and the topic has been strongly supported over the past year. 365 more words

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Handmade Book Project: De Reszke cigarette tin

A few months ago I picked up some hinged, vintage cigarette tins at a swap meet stall, figuring they would make excellent cases for some bespoke, handmade photo books. 159 more words

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Halls Gap Magic: the kickboxing show 

My home is in country Victoria, so kangaroos are a common sight: usually, as they’re bounding out in front of your car on the way home after dusk, which brings on more shrieks of concern than oohs of delight. 82 more words

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