A life without flowers

I have an extra-ordinary child. He is bright beyond measure, he’s brave, and forthright and determined and has “good attitude” in bucket loads. He inspires so many people, including me.

I wish he didn’t.

Cancer’s other heroes

He’s ended the year with passing grades, a clutch of new friends and an outstanding repertoire of 80’s-rock, guitar solos.

Winter Solstice and the long nights

Crikey, I miss summer. I miss it with the same ache I imagine for a Jane Austen heroine dreaming of her potential husband. And, like her, my tormented imaginings are not entirely realistic.

How to make peace with autumn

For the last few weeks I’ve been alternately avoiding the garden and clearing out the last of the summer crops.

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