it’s Tuesday in oz, what are you doing?


9.30am youngest daughter walks in having been at boyfriend’s overnight and sees me sitting on the couch. Could be that I woke up, sat here, nothing has happened.


I woke before 6 to a strange tapping sound. I thought the small cat was playing with something and kept calling her, quietly. When I got up I let my ears lead me and found that a crow was pecking at the skylight, on the stairs up to the attic. I hope he doesn’t break through and fall in…


Put mother’s pills out for the morning and let her carer in. Fed the cats.


Chat with son in law as he prepares his food to take for the working day. Quick turn around the tiny garden together while he shares what will happen next – backyard blitz in progress, happy face. Retractable awning with a tilt has been ordered, palms a plenty to be delivered tomorrow. Instant tropical privacy screen from the flats behind us.


Hugest truck ever appears around the corner. What is it doing here? It can’t fit in our street. Next time I look the truck driver and another passerby are changing a neighbour’s flat tyre. That’s why he’s here. Karma – causes and conditions. There is no such thing as a coincidence.


I’ve answered about 10 work emails, blog comments. I’m waiting on a grocery delivery. And a phone call from a friend in Boston.


9.30am – nothing has happened yet, I’m just sitting here.


(oh and the fires continue to burn, cousins on standby to evacuate – I wish they’d just come down out of the mountains already, be safe)





I like to watch…


Friday night and I’m sitting up in bed watching rugby league on tv. Love it!

When rugby union is on too, a big match, then I’m torn.

When the league is over tonight I only have to click the remote and then I’ll drift off to lala land to the spinning wheels of those lycra-d tour de france cyclists.

And when there’s a grand slam tennis tournament, anywhere in the world, on my screen – I’m happy 🙂



When the tennis is in Oz I’m even happier!