Why do I feel guilty when I’m sick?

I’ve been home these last two days with a bad cold. Now in the past I would have ‘soldiered on’ and spread my germs across the widest possible audience at work. But this time, maybe because I’m feeling a bit jaded about work, I decided to take the sick days (God knows I’ve got plenty […]

My Sanctuary

I live in a world where change is happening at an ever more frequent pace. In my work environment we go through a major organisational restructure every two years and lower level reorganisation more frequently in between. It seems that these days my work environment is always in a state of flux. My personal life […]

Allan’s Organ

You may recall the organ I wrote about last week that we saw at the Macedonia in Lancefield and Allan was quite smitten by. Well the days passed and I was wondering if he was still thinking about it and considering buying it. I tried to give him a gentle prompt by the following Wednesday. […]

St. Patrick’s @ the Macedonia

Went up to Lancefield for St Patrick’s Night on Friday. A friend has taken over management of the old Macedonia Hotel which is now a wine bar/gallery/antiques place/café. It was a great place. Everything was spread over four floors and there was a traditional balcony around two sides of the second story where you could […]


Last Saturday Jessica booked us on a Chocolate Walk around Melbourne CBD. Our group (Elaine, Jessica, Jamie, Seona, Phil and myself) and half a dozen other souls were led on a choc-ucational stroll around some fine chocolate establishments, learning a little about the history of the chocolate making families and, of course, sampling the very […]