Week in review

I’m still working from home and exclusively talking to people on the phone or screen, but it’s better than nothing. One time I should keep track of how many phone calls I’m on over the average working week – it will probably be an eye-opening exercise! Three chats stand out: with Perth’s Catholic Archbishop Timothy…

My little pot garden

A US writer Catherine Newman recently referred to planting as pushing a little hope into the ground, which struck me as a very fitting description of it. Apart from the last two days the weather’s been a lot colder and the air drier – both play havoc with my skin and mood. So I like…

Working from home with kids around

The initial strangeness of working from a home office again has worn off and I’ve settled into a routine which is going pretty well. I’m at my desk around 8.30 having already drunk the first coffee of the day (which is kindly delivered to my bedside table), read Morning Prayer, skimmed the news, showered and…

Mother’s Day 2020

It obviously felt different this year, but this Mother’s Day had the same basic elements as the last 16 for me. Breakfast in bed and presents, Mass (albeit watched on a TV screen), and catching up with both my mum and mother-in-law at some point. Saturday was nice too, I spent a lot of it…