It’s Not Over, So Please Don’t Tell Me To ‘Go Back To Normal’

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” Aristotle Hey, Lovelies! I had two disconcerting messages in my overflowing inbox yesterday that said essentially the same thing: Now that Coronavirus is over, when will you be seeing face-to-face clients again? When are you going back to normal? Yep. I had to read it through a […]

A little bit social…

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” Linda Grayson Hey, Lovelies! How are you coping, where-ever you are in the world? We’ve been in self-isolation here at the farm, Ben, me and the pups, since late February. It hasn’t been too bad overall. We’ve loved the slower pace, […]

Do you feel empty and exhausted too?

“I feel like this Nicole. Like if I let myself rest for as long as I need I might not wake for a whole month. How many of us have been walking around, hollowed our shells of humans for years and years on end. Social distancing has given me a welcome reason to withdraw at […]

That long COVID night…

I’ve been thinking: This is what the living do. And yesterday, hurrying along those wobbly bricks in the Cambridge sidewalk, spilling my coffee down my wrist and sleeve, I thought it again, and again later, when buying a hairbrush: This is it.Parking. Slamming the car door shut in the cold. What you called that yearning. […]

Midnight Chat with a COVID-19 Emergency Doctor

“He ached with weariness, but it became part of him; he scarcely noticed now that he was weary, he might always have been thus, it was so familiar to him.” Tanith Lee Last night I was woken by the flashing of the screen on my phone. A friend in New York was sending me messages, […]

An Inspiring Dinner Tale

“There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate.” Robert Breault Hello, Lovelies! I thought you might appreciate this little tale of an Australian family, living on a farm in the Outback, who are members of our online community. Last week Emma and her kids Harry and Holly joined me […]

The Survivor

“The one who falls and gets up is stronger than the one who never tried. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” Roy T. Bennett Hello, Lovelies. It’s funny (or not) how nature has lessons for us, if only we pay attention. Last year, here in Australia, we experienced terrible drought here at […]

How to stay home, work from home and stay sane

“Everyone is driven by the need to fill their life with meaning. Sometimes this need is articulated clearly and then a purpose emerges and that leads to a sense of direction and a sense of mission. Most times it is not. So the void is filled with action. People have kids, gets mortgages, raise families, […]

Another Weird Day In Byron Bay

“I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” Johnny Depp So, this happened to me yesterday. I live in an old farmhouse on an organic farm in the hinterland of Byron Bay. Our farm is at the end of a quiet and trafficless road only […]

How Coronavirus Threw Me Back Into My Forgotten Past

“I’ll just tell you what I remember because memory is as close as I’ve gotten to building my own time machine.” Samantha Hunt Hello, Lovelies. A strange thing happened to me yesterday. I’m in lockdown here at the farm right now, just me and my husband, and our two dogs. I have internet connection. I […]

Up All Night Because Of COVID-19

“Nicole, tell them to be worried, tell them take this seriously, tell them not to be like we were, unbelieving. Because now my husband is dying. This should not have happened but it did. So, tell them!” Mariette Hello, Lovelies. I’m late blogging this morning because I have been up most of the night talking […]

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