An Autumn Feast (Five Minute Friday)

It’s Five Minute Friday, and it’s been so long since I participated. It is wonderful to be back! {Five Minute Friday:Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. Today the prompt is Eat… } I spent time this morning searching my recipes for curried squash soup. Its Autumn, and nothing screams comfort […]

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When You See The Beauty In An Imperfect Autumn


It’s not a fancy Autumn market or beautiful garden center. Its just a gravel lot at the end of the road, just before you get to the highway. Behind it there’s a vineyard and the noise they use to scare the birds from the vines, echoes in the crisp afternoon air. I’m on a mission. […]

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What Makes A Summer Memory?(When Heaven Touches Earth)

Everything smells like summer. The air in the carport holds the lingering scent of sunscreen and if I close my eyes I can imagine miles of brightly coloured umbrellas staked into soft sand, brilliant blue skies overhead. The air is tinged with salt, and the breaking waves keep time with my heart. Sunscreen is a […]

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Keeping it Cool: Then and Now

I’m back. My quiet writing retreat was simply, amazing. I learned so much about myself, how I write best, and in what direction I’m headed. Now that I’m home, there’s the tug of distraction and the call of the urgent. I’m learning how to listen and prioritise, not just run immediately and switch hats! Whether […]

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Courage Dear Heart: It’s Time To Do This

We were sitting on a bench in a crowded airport terminal, because it was time. She was glancing out the window, and I’m sure the sight of massive planes sitting on the tarmac waiting, only heightened her nervousness. It was a first flight. We watched people mill around, fussy babies being fed and lots of […]

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Starbucks, Birthdays, And The Gift Of Wrinkles.

I had to be there early, or not at all. It’s the way it happens when there are more drivers than cars and everyone needs to be somewhere at the same time. So I ask to be dropped off, and I’ll worry about the getting home later. I like driving with my son. I love […]

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