Category Archives: Life journey

Trekking Kokoda: seeing, hearing, feeling

The difficult part of writing about trekking in Kokoda lies in knowing where to start. To write about the track, its history and people is tricky, as each topic is tightly knitted to the other, so it is hard to know … Continue reading

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Moments that count

I tend to write about that which is on my mind the most, and of late it has been the simple joy of friendship. My musings result from a couple of great weekends away, the first with freshly made friends, … Continue reading

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No head Broome to write

Naively, I thought I would do a lot of writing this week. Four days away, all by myself. Away from the family, away from work. No appointments, no cooking, no sock pick-uping.  I had imagined myself, coffee in hand and … Continue reading

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The day I gave a f***

The day I decided to foster started just like any other day. Coffee.  Drive to work. Mark assessments. Teach. Take detention duty. Somewhere around the middle of the day I was called into the principal’s office. Not because I was … Continue reading

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The things we no longer do

The wonderful thing about babies and toddlers and little children is…well, that they are babies, and toddlers and little children. And then, in a blink of an eye, they seem to require more space, more food, more duct tape and … Continue reading

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Two years

It has been a week of anniversaries, and today marks another milestone: two years since our youngest boy first bounced onto our doorstep and into our lives. The anniversary is a bittersweet occasion – while we cherish having our foster … Continue reading

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Remembering yesterday, celebrating tomorrow

Yesterday would have been my 21st wedding anniversary. The coming of age of a successful, happy marriage. Sadly, we only made it to the 12th – silk and fine linen. The first love of my life passed away eight years … Continue reading

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Falling in love with maps

Lifelong interests sometimes have inauspicious beginnings. This was the case for me and maps. It all started when I was ten. It was the early 80s, and my family had freshly emerged from behind the curtain of Cold War Poland. … Continue reading

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