Monthly Archives: August 2016

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In order, Cattle Pool, Flintstone Rock, Joker’s Tunnel.

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I’m tired and sore

I’ve just come off a three day fast for a colonoscopy (all good) and I feel really run down. All my veins ache and I’ve got bruises all over my arms, hands and feet; a legacy of the veins they … Continue reading

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I forgot to say

My nephew is 18 on Thursday. For his two year older brother’s 18th, I made a candle (nicely floral scented and pink bow accessorized), with $180 worth of two dollar coins inside. He then had to wait for the candle … Continue reading

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Birthday present from my husband

Yes, it’s a bidet. Or, more accurately, a bidet conversion kit. This wasn’t a surprise gift: I’d asked for it, having wanted one for years ever since seeing them in Europe. Very indulgent I know but this does all sorts … Continue reading

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Protected: Celebrating my birthday today

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I started to write about yesterday

But I couldn’t finish it. I was so upset. My husband was out, my cancer support group only work business hours and I desperately needed to talk to somebody or just have somebody listen. In the end, I called lifeline. … Continue reading

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Can’t sleep

It’s not just preemptive grief, though. My arm hurts. Two days before the tour ended we were camped in Kalgoorlie, in an adverse weather report zone (aka everything will blow the fuck down and be waterlogged to boot and that … Continue reading

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