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  • Joined: August 2008


The Tote and men with hair - a night out with Bubblers

Bubblers are the most welcoming of people. Since I am new to this city of tram tracks and rightangled roads, having moved here from sweaty, shiny forehead Sydney, my favourite bubblers – Bellmusker, Lisa Jewell and the effervescent Gretchen – took me under their wing. Following a Vietnamese meal where I accidentally threatened to poison Lisa and admiring Bell’s beautiful dress f…
Posted over 5 years – 10 comments

Coming home

I never thought I would actually get there. I always thought that going home was for other people. / But my time has come. / In exactly seven days I will be pulling my car up in front of a Victorian terrace house in the gorgeous suburb of Richmond, Melbourne. Inside my car will be a dog, a cat and a 12 year old girl, as well as me. I will be holding her hand as we make our way up the path, and fl…
Posted over 5 years – 2 comments

Busting with pride

Today a not-so-little girl of mine became a Red Bubbler. / She is a mere 12 years-old and yes, I’m aware of the “must be over 16” rule but she’s been keen to show her art and I think she’s grown up enough to do it. / I promise this will be the one and only time I spruik my little one’s work. / Promise, cross my heart, etc.
Posted almost 6 years – Leave a comment

When the ground moves, my bones shake

Several months ago I was approached by a friend and colleague to paint a picture. I laughed gently and said, “sure, I can give it a go…” in a jokey sort of way. I’m no portrait painter, and I thought this suggestion would simply go away on it’s own. / It didn’t. / My colleague turned up with a photo in a frame – her father. A hunting portrait. A nuggety m…
Posted almost 6 years – 2 comments
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