Kids, Communities, Parties and Holidays

Around this time of year, many parents begin to look forward to the children going back to school in February. My husband and I aren’t among them. Every January I’m surprised and gratified anew at how lovely this extended break from school is for our family. Even with work re-starting again for both of us…

Thank you

One of the things I like most about blogs and following certain bloggers is the feeling every day or so as though I get to unwrap a present from someone I’ve come to know in a small  but real way over years. Visiting the websites of my favourite bloggers while drinking my morning coffee is…

Living the village life

  My column recently published in The Catholic Weekly. “Do you want to meet up for coffee?” I texted my friend the other day. “I feel like a hermit.” For a week or two which included a couple of small work commitments and two of the kids getting sick, on top of my usual running…

Age doesn’t matter between friends – a tribute

My friend Sr Josepha Clancy passed into eternal life on June 25. Her obituary and my small tribute were published in last week’s The Catholic Weekly:   About ten years ago I was working at my desk in the Catholic Weekly office when my phone rang. It was my friend Sr Josepha, who came in on Mondays…