Tread Lightly…

 Many of us are now switched into green habits. We turn off appliances at the wall, we aim to catch public transport more often and we take our own bags to the supermarket. We are aware of the ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ campaign. We don’t litter, we quietly regift and many of us have downsized to smaller cars. However, when we look around at our beautiful world, we can see that it needs our help. Women have traditionally looked after the home, and the Earth is simply... Read More

New Camera Baby

Babies can be electronic…  I had always loved playing around with cameras from an early age, moving through instamatic and landing in the digital age with a camera so small I kept losing it. A couple of years ago I purchased a larger camera (because larger is better) and even did a  course to get the best out of it, and me.  Didn’t happen. Wanting to ‘fast track’ the learning, there was nothing else to do but to head to the next level – my current... Read More

She’s So Vain…

You know those things your mother does that you think I’m never going to do? Then you find yourself in the change room looking at your hair not the outfit you are trying on? That’s Mary O’Leary… and it turns out so am I. I am an exercise nutter. I’ve been a member at my gym for a decade (got my silver star key-ring last year) and have been attempting a Saturday morning yoga session at the ungodly hour of 7.30am in a freezing country hall for almost three... Read More

Our Girl Jill

Last week I arose to a quiet house, no alarm, sun gently twinkling at the curtain corners. I stretched warm and comfortable in the knowledge I had plenty of time to attend to my ‘mind of its own’ hair before alighting the train, with dignity and aplomb for the journey to the big smoke. FUCK… a quick glance at the red menacing light on the bed-table told me alarm was long gone and the only time left needed to be devoted to panic. Shit, shit shit… grabbed... Read More

Mr Movies

  The first thing I was told by Scheff’s partner was: “Oh for god’s sake don’t call him Edwin, he won’t know who you are talking about, call him ‘Scheff’.” What a fabulous man, bloody stubborn though about not wanting an on camera interview… but I’m still working on him. he remembers watching the film ‘One Hundred Men and a Girl‘ on the ship to Australia in 1938, his love of film was born… wonder... Read More

Mum Sayings

"I wonder what the poor people are doing?"
"Did you see anyone you liked better than yourself?"
"I've had that new coat forever."
"Go on, you deserve it."

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