OF DRESSMAKERS AND POCKET DREAMS

Last Friday evening my friend Glory and I saw The Dressmaker, a wildly funny and moving new Australian film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and based on the novel by Rosalie Ham. After the response to last week’s post, and in the light of the movie, I have decided to share a little more about my […]

Shedding a Light on Mental Well Being

During the last week, Australia’s public broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has produced and aired a series of programs about living with mental health. Under the title of ‘Mental As’, television, radio and on-line programs covering different aspects of mental health graced our airwaves and dignified our web pages. The subtitle for Mental As […]

A SACRED SPACE

I spent several days this week converting our spare bedroom into my writing space because, as Virginia Woolf advised many years ago, a woman needs a ‘room of her own’ in order to write. The room isn’t complete yet: I need a few more shelves and I want to hang curtains, paintings and photographs. Nevertheless, […]