Archive for January, 2013

growing up fast

The Contented Parent – not until Year 7 and it’s fait accompli

Nine years have almost passed since, with my newborn and firstborn (same baby) in my arms, the community midwife made a last housecall (do they do home visits anymore?) before cutting me loose to […]


Auspicious poop

Years ago, as a backpacker on a tight budget, I was aware of the significance of the first sale of the day amongst market traders. Considered an auspicious event, if […]