Two Years

On this day two years ago I experience the worst day of my life. I’ll never forget that phone call. It’s never good news when the phone rings before dawn. I couldn’t tell you why I was even awake to hear the phone, or why I never slept a wink that night, or why I’d … More Two Years


Last night was the first time in a long while that I dreamt of her. The last time it happened, I was completely aware that even though she was in my dream, she was gone. It made the dream incredibly bittersweet, but I craved every moment of her being there. That was almost a year … More Dreams

Hi, Doll

Nicknames. We all have them. I have had a few during my lifetime. But the one that has stuck with me and meant more to me than all the others, is Doll.  There was a moment after Mum passed away that it suddenly struck me – She will never call me Doll again – and honestly, I … More Hi, Doll

Grease Lightning

Music is one of the biggest things that I associate with Mum. Our house was always filled with music – though my Dad was never a huge fan (especially of Mum’s musical taste). Mum liked to blast her old songs in the house when Dad wasn’t around… then she’d rush to turn the volume down … More Grease Lightning

Bugs & Bubs

I’ve been sick this week. First I had a migraine that put me out of action for an entire day, then a few days later I came down with the flu. I still haven’t recovered. I miss Mum more than ever when I’m feeling crook. She’d always pop in to see how I was faring, … More Bugs & Bubs

Briscoes & Rebel

I went shopping with my Dad today. Bub’s birthday is coming up next weekend and the weather was foul, so Dad suggested we go shopping for a new Football (something Bub’s hinted at wanting). This never used to be Dad’s job. Mum was the shopper in their duo, and though all presents came with love … More Briscoes & Rebel

My Little Secret

It seems only fitting that the first memory that came to mind after starting this blog, was the time I shared a little about my online life with my Mum. I love to read and I love to write, so it was only natural that eventually I started reviewing the books I read. It was … More My Little Secret