Gone for 21 days

It’s been almost 2 weeks. 2 weeks since we ticked everything off the checklist and hauled 30kg’s of his stuff to school. 2 weeks since we bid him goodbye and sent him off. 2 weeks since the boy started his 21 day trek from Melbourne to Mount Kosciuzko, the highest peak in Australia. It is…

Where did the sun go?

With this post, winter has descended upon Melbourne and the chill is back in the air. Despite this, our ski resorts are looking decidedly nervous as the blanket of snow for the opening weekend is missing this year round. Anyone who lives in Melbourne knows that the ski season here is a bit like farming.…

The Can Can

Last night, I attended Melbourne Grammar’s first term concert for 2014. On top of enjoying the splendid performance put up by the boys, which the crowd appreciated with thunderous applause at the end, I learnt something new and bemusing! Would you believe that the famous Can-Can melody originated in the 1800’s?  I know I am not your…

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars” – R.W. Emerson I remember reading this quote as a teenager and even then, as an awkward and sometimes confused teenager, it had a profound impact upon me. I appreciated what it said and meant almost immediately. It was simple yet powerful in its insight.…