Back Again and Other Stuff

Well, after several months hiatus, here I am, putting fingertips to keyboard once again. Once again, the busyness of life has managed to get in the way of blogging. I enjoy blogging, but it's the thing I don't do when other stuff takes over. This time around it's been a combination of things. We arrived … Continue reading Back Again and Other Stuff

Fight Like a Girl

I was at the movies a couple of days ago, and the new Transformer's trailer popped up. Now, I'm not really a Transformers fan - they were tolerable at one point, but I stopped watching after seeing whichever one it was that had a gratuitous up the skirt shot at the beginning, and no real … Continue reading Fight Like a Girl

Why?

My phone has an app attached to our national broadcaster, the ABC (or Australian Broadcasting Corporation), which sounded its familiar ABC breaking news music this morning. As normal, I looked down to see what was happening, to discover that there had been an explosion at a concert in the UK. We now know that over … Continue reading Why?

Ponderings

I was thinking quite a lot about being a woman today, probably because it's International Women's Day. I've just watched a short video about books, which demonstrates the relative proportions of books that 1) actually feature girls, 2) feature girls who speak and 3) feature girls who aren't princesses, waiting for their prince charming. The … Continue reading Ponderings

Do Yourself a Favour – Go and See Hidden Figures

I went and saw Hidden Figures this afternoon. I was looking forward to seeing a good movie, but I actually saw a great one. The story was compelling, based on fact, and emotional. Despite knowing about segregation, and the lack of equality between black and white, and between male and female, seeing it depicted drove … Continue reading Do Yourself a Favour – Go and See Hidden Figures

Ominous

Today has an ominous feel to it. It's the second day of extreme heat here, and now there's a howling gale. The fire danger is described as catastrophic, and there's just a hint of smoke on the breeze, which is probably coming from Cassilis/Dungog way. There's a fire out there, which is burning with so … Continue reading Ominous

Australia Day #changethedate

It's Australia Day. All around the world, Australians are celebrating being Australian. For some, it doesn't get much further than contemplating a barbecue, eating a lamington or two, or maybe having Vegemite on toast for brekkie. For many indigenous Australians, this particular date is problematic. Some other Australians don't get this, however. You see, this … Continue reading Australia Day #changethedate