Feathers

Yesterday, Melbourne’s cbd was covered in feathers. Did you see them? I noticed some as I was approaching Collins St but only with hindsight. As I turned into Bourke St small tufts began to appear in doorways but I kept dismissing them, maybe it was a foamy spill over there or an outbreak of pollen […]

Feathers

Yesterday, Melbourne’s cbd was covered in feathers. Did you see them? I noticed some as I was approaching Collins St but only with hindsight. As I turned into Bourke St small tufts began to appear in doorways but I kept dismissing them, maybe it was a foamy spill over there or an outbreak of pollen […]

Old as me

Retrieving some earrings from an old jewellery box this morning reminded me of one of the first times I was surprised to be old. I was in my late 20s & my co-worker asked about my earrings & said with glee, “ohmygod, they’re older than meee!” I’d inherited them from mum who’d bought them in […]

Rain drops

This time of year is amazing for Melbourne gardens – is it good in other parts of Australia? Rain/sun/rain makes everything shoot up at once & all of a sudden the garden beds I’d cleared hoping for ‘inspiration’ turned into a grassy carpet’o’surprise . There was a motley crew of herbs & I thought back […]

Hard rubbish

Last night, a kid on a bike rode past me and on his shoulders was a backpack & a Thonet Bentwood chair. I love everything about that. I couldn’t take my eyes off him, I was trying to soak up all the optimistic joy & comedy of moving furniture in unconventional ways. Have you noticed […]

Enterprise

I got on the tram at stop 7 & they were already discussing wedding nail colour (‘pink blush’) & the impending hair style trial. By stop 12 conversation turned to cake stands (slice of a tree trunk ordered through a guy on Gumtree) & how expensive the quote was ($80) & how when she & […]

Fancy Dress

A 70 year old woman wearing a fairy costume at an airport truly is a joy to behold. So many questions! Is this everyday or a special occasion? Did you always dress up or just a recent thing? Where did you get your shoes? She was a flutter of white tulle, glitter wings, silver shoes […]

Emotional Contagion

This morning as I lay in bed, scrolling through social media (bad habit), I was confronted by a really distressing image. As it soaked into my cereal brain I quickly clicked the post away but the damage was done. Breakfast sat heavily in my stomach as I tried my best to make the imprint fade. […]

Undercover

I boarded the train in the middle of a ticket inspection – an ex military styled team of 4 men and 2 women, clad in black uniforms, metal badges and a chill of authority. As an Undercover Watcher of Authority, I’m always looking out for the little guy, (whoever they are) so I scanned the […]

The perils of old-school photography

  When I was young the four of us went on a family holiday & took lots of photos on a single camera. We posed in front of waterfalls, staring into the sun in order to get a better picture. We lined up along a brick fence & we smiled on cue. When we got […]