Random musings

24 Jan, 2007

On the eve of my 30th…

2019-03-04T13:10:14+00:00January 24th, 2007|Random musings|

In my usual habit of celebrating symbolic dates, I now sit and ponder on the significance of this day. Tomorrow I turn 30, a date as a little girl one fears as an impossibly distance and ancient-sounding age. Now on the verge of reaching this age, I am bemused to find I fear it no

11 Nov, 2006

Walking on hallowed ground

2019-03-04T12:57:50+00:00November 11th, 2006|Random musings|

One of the surprises of returning to Sydney - one of the joys that I forgot existed - is the glory that is a jacaranda tree in November. Relax, I'm not about to launch into my usual saga of effusiveness about beauty... I'll keep it short and punchy. All Australians know the surprising soul-soothe that

19 Sep, 2006

Spring is here!

2019-03-09T17:37:37+00:00September 19th, 2006|Random musings|

Well, its official. Spring has finally arrived, and what a difference it makes to just about everything! There is a bounce to everyone's step. Everyone looks just that little bit more beautiful. There are scents in the air that do strange things to you. The atmosphere is comfortingly warm, but still excitingly brisk. I had

7 Sep, 2006

Snap Shot City

2019-03-09T17:34:29+00:00September 7th, 2006|Random musings|

Last weekend I entered a photo treasure hunt very last minute. It was a global competition called Snap Shot City, where entrants from all over the world downloaded at the same time a list of 24 random expressions, that had to be photographed in 6 hours. The aim of the game was to find something

28 Aug, 2006

My beautiful mother

2019-03-09T17:17:01+00:00August 28th, 2006|Random musings|

I have easily the most incredible mother. Its a big call, as there are no doubt plenty of incredible mothers out there. But I keep being blown away by how generous, loving and accepting she is. And after 5 years of living on the other side of the world to her, it's such a gift

24 Aug, 2006

My half year back home

2019-03-09T17:06:50+00:00August 24th, 2006|Random musings|

As discussed a few entries previously, I have a thing about anniversaries. Last week it was a year since I left London. Yesterday was 6 months since I arrived back in Sydney. Two rather significant events in the space of a week... my over-developed sense of nostalgia is in overdrive. When I first arrived in

19 Aug, 2006

One year anniversary

2019-03-09T16:50:37+00:00August 19th, 2006|Random musings|

Yesterday was my one year anniversary that I left London. It really stunned me into humble silence when it occurred to me yesterday. It was also the 37th birthday of Christian Slater. You would have had to know me as a very odd 14 year old girl to understand the significance of this... but I'll

16 Aug, 2006

Living alone

2019-03-09T16:45:22+00:00August 16th, 2006|Random musings|

Here are my thoughts on living alone, now that I have been doing so for about 3 months: 1. I love walking around naked. It doesn't matter that almost every wall of my flat is made of glass or mirror. Let the large Navy vessels full of seamen see me if they wish. I love