‘Straya…

Time for a cheery post! Really! It's the day after Australia Day 2018 at Davis Station, and the sheer lack of people at 7am is unsurprising (considering how the evening was shaping up when I bailed at 11pm) Australia Day for us is a bit like the 4th of July in the USA, and it … Continue reading ‘Straya…

…care factor

Last night I saw one of my teenage idols - Pat Benatar - live in a small Indian Casino close to here (SO good), then met a friend at a local bar to catch up after. That turned into another post 3am night out. As a result I am slightly hung over today and my … Continue reading …care factor

…rebooted

I resigned from my job with the NSW Police just now, after a restless night marred by forgotten nightmares and a solid day of jitters, uncertainty and indecision.  My nice, safe, well paid and relatively secure government job.  It's done. I'm done. They denied my secondment to the Antarctic Division so my only option was … Continue reading …rebooted

…f5

One week in already! Despite a few early teething issues (specifically jetlag, accommodation falling through, and an unnecessarily nasty message from an ex's sister here) the process of refreshing my memories of this marvelous state is working a treat. Still in Washington at this stage, I rented a car and then settled into my temporary … Continue reading …f5

…holding pattern

Just submitted an application for a job - a promotion that I don't want but will probably get - while waiting to hear about an unexpected job opportunity that I didn't realise I wanted so much until today. At the same time anxiously watching the timer tick down to my "end of June" deadline for action. … Continue reading …holding pattern

time machine 2…

... it seemed a hundred years had passed since I'd heard the first whale blow and every nerve ending in my body was sparkling. Soaked in adrenaline, buzzed on nicotine and cocooned in a humming halo of nervous energy, my monkey brain overloaded - 'eeeep!' - then shut down. Fight, flight or freeze. I froze: … Continue reading time machine 2…

time machine…

Few positive events in your life burn themselves into your minds eye so deeply that whenever you return to that moment, your body immediately reacts - chemically, viscerally : your heart races, your breath catches in your throat, nerves tingle -racing up and down your spine. Even the tiniest hairs on your body prickle into … Continue reading time machine…

wall…

I've hit a brick wall with my creativity in the past few weeks. A dry spell to match the 36+ degree days and hot summer nights here now that summer has kicked it into high gear. I've run out of stories to tell and the fancy words just aren't there. They are definitely in there … Continue reading wall…

re-entry…

So I'm back at work now. You can imagine my excitement. Back in Dubbo, Australia now for 10 days, spending the last 5 days locked in an office, glued to a phone and computer, staring out a distant window at the sunlight, wishing I was somewhere else. Its 'Luke Skywalker Syndrome' at its worst and … Continue reading re-entry…

haunted…part 1

So much weird stuff has been happening over the past weeks in the house here that I just have to tell you about it. Where to start: lets set the scene. I'm house-sitting for a friend of a friend who has gone back to Scotland for 3 months (yep I lucked out). She has this … Continue reading haunted…part 1