Fostering Sisterhood (& Brotherhood)

I was raised with three sisters. I was the eldest and the age gaps were just enough that I did not really relate to or play with next sibling in line. Not often anyway. As the years marched on this created a divide into our teenage years where neither of us felt really supported and Read More …

Lyndal Gibson – Our photographer of choice

Special things happen in life. Weddings birthdays, baby showers, birth announcements, anniversaries and more. Many associated events involve much planning, catering for friends, family and sometimes colleagues. You celebrate together, enjoy good company and at the end of the day you find a place to close your eyes and savour all that made your day Read More …

Taking time to ‘reset’

It has been a tough couple of months that have passed. And, unsurprisingly, our writing momentum has come to a near-halt. Those cogs are still grinding, just slowly, clogged with the grit of real life. The grit came from many places. The dirt that gets walked in the front door – the mud of soccer Read More …

Finding Acceptance – Part Two

This post has taken us a long time to write, and even with a generous time frame it is still behind schedule. This is because some things in life are simply hard to articulate. For some things there are no real words. Intentionally or not, we rolled the dice. We were not sure what numbers Read More …

Out of Control

Not long ago I was reminded, once again, how little we are in control of our circumstances. As seems to be most often the case with this fallacy, the reawakening of my awareness was brought about by a visit to the hospital. It wasn’t I that was being laid low, but my wife, Kristy last Read More …

Crossing off the ‘to-do’ list

It’s one of those little things that you keep meaning to get around to but it always seems to slide down the priority list, locks that just don’t work.  It’s different when it’s a house lock or car lock, those you need ready access to at any time.  But when that lock is on an Read More …