‘HELLO!’ such a simple word. Five letters, two syllables. Spoken several times a day without much thought. Thrown out in passing, shouted across the street, as we enter a shop, greet someone in the local cafe, throw open the front door – ‘Hello’ we call out, ‘Anyone home?’. I never gave the word much thought, […]
I miss her, Mum, even though she’s not gone.
I miss her, Mum, even though she’s not gone. Still here, but not. I see a flash of her smile and hear her laugh. Drying dishes. Tears in my eyes, wishing for easy conversations. I move on. Wipe down the kitchen bench-top; my daughter has left hot glue gun remnants soldered onto the surface. I […]
Wedding Congratulations from Afar
This weekend my gorgeous cousin, Jane (who visited us here in New Zealand at the end of last year), married the love of her life, Craig. We would have LOVED to have been there to celebrate, but with all the changes in our own lives this year it has been impossible to plan anything. We […]