The Anxious Girl And The Birds

“Nothing can wear you out like caring.” S.E. Hinton Hey, Lovelies! A dear friend of mine has two daughters, in year 1 and year 3 at school. My friend is a First Responder. It’s a stressful job, and he is constantly worried about the many threats we are facing from COVID, climate change, and then […]

A Letter To My Pre-School Self: Three Things You Need To Know

You do not write your life with words…You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do. Patrick Ness Dear Little Nicole, I thought of you yesterday as I was taking part in the Climate Strike march, and how different this world is now from the one into […]

The Little Boy Who Used To Be John

“For the first forty days a child is given dreams of previous lives. Journeys, winding paths, a hundred small lessons and then the past is erased.” ~ Michael Ondaatje, Handwriting   *Please note that names have been changed to protect the identity of those involved. In suburban Brisbane lives a little boy whom we will […]

The Girl who sees Angels

“For it is written: He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you carefully.” ~ Luke 4:10 *Note: Names have been changed to protect the identity of those involved I received an email from a young friend yesterday.  It was a simple note, and this is what it said; Dear Nicole, I can still see […]

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