He Will Brighten Someone Else’s Day

I hear a small voice behind me on the train. It belongs to a little boy. He wants to sit next to his mum. I hear her offering him a window seat opposite me next to their friend. Which he takes and his mother sits next to me. He has eyes that look straight at me. … Continue reading He Will Brighten Someone Else’s Day

Mothers Day is for Everyone

It was Mothers Day. That Sunday we (my then second wife Tracey and I) were with my youngest sons for their access visit and sleepover.   That Sunday morning, I quizzed my sons. Did you give your mother a card for Mothers Day? Yes, they chorused. Did you want to phone her? Yes! A quick … Continue reading Mothers Day is for Everyone

Dining With Strangers (Eat With Me Melbourne)

It’s not speed dating! And it’s not dinner for five! It's Eat With Me’s Dining With Strangers!  For a small cost, I received one drink, two meal courses and way more than three introductions. All at The Sharing House South Wharf Melbourne. As it turned out, I almost turned up sopping wet. But I made … Continue reading Dining With Strangers (Eat With Me Melbourne)

Pickles Is Dead (A Children’s Imaginary Friend)

The phone is buzzing. In my state of near-sleep, I don’t know if it is the alarm or a phone call. (Mental note: Change phone alarm tone). I scrabble at the phone on the bedside table and just grab it before it falls. I realise it’s a phone call, press the green phone button, and… … Continue reading Pickles Is Dead (A Children’s Imaginary Friend)