Christmas wishes to the black elf

Small kindnesses make the shiniest Christmas trimmings and here’s a story to prove it… There I was yesterday morning, on the eve of Christmas Eve, 9am in the Telstra shop, central Bendigo. Pure necessity brought me there, an ancient home phone weighing down my crinkled plastic supermarket bag, a child within and maybe days from arrival … Continue reading Christmas wishes to the black elf

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New life pulls at the heart strings

Hanging by the window beside my writing desk is a chain of hearts. A plant of tiny grey-blue heart-shaped leaves cascading down a thin stalk. It’s the second one I’ve had this year. The first was a gift in January. I placed it where I could enjoy it and nurtured it well. It loved this … Continue reading New life pulls at the heart strings