The truth about holidaying with a toddler

I do this thing when I imagine certain moments and then visualise how exactly I want them to play out.  Expectations. Hopes. Daydreams.  Recently, in the weeks leading up to a family holiday I had this image of the whole week away, a perfect time, joyful and relaxing.  Walks on the beach, Charlie splashing in the waves, sand […] Read more…

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The length and breadth of life

Early last year Prince was due to tour Australia for a number of small and intimate “piano and microphone” shows.  MM and I looked at the dates, looked at our work schedule, looked at flights, the costs and the logistics and promptly and swiftly put the thought in the “too hard” basket.   We really wanted […] Read more…

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Infertility. What not to say.

So here’s the thing. I often say silly stuff that I wish I hadn’t said. Not because I’m insensitive and thoughtless but because I don’t know what else to say and so I end up saying something profoundly stupid. There’s a certain irony in me writing a piece on “what not to say.”  This is not […] Read more…

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Trial by social media

In the last 48 hours or so there has been a shit storm on social media.  A workplace conflict involving two journalists and an outfit mishap.  It could certainly have been handled better.  But hey, we’re all perfect aren’t we?  I have spent 20 years in recruitment so I’ve seen and heard my fair share of workplace […] Read more…

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