And I am done with 2012

And I am done with 2012
With only about 10 minutes left in the year it feels like time for a quick sum up of 2012. It was a big year and an important year for me and my family. But at the same time, one that had too many things that were hard to face, and certainly things I hope ...

Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to all!
We’re all back together home, and we’re having Christmas at home. Just how it should be 🙂 The Christmas Eve scene, beer and cake waiting for the bearded one 🙂   Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

And we’re finally home

Home today, nice and late. Feeling good, but tired. The family back together, that’s what counts. After six weeks leave, I’m glad to be going back to work for a few days. Just three, and one of them is a social cricket day! But then a few days of planning and catching up. Then two ...

Four weeks and five operations later 1

I wanted to get to this sooner, but really, nothing was important than being there with Will as much as possible, and I didn’t always feel like writing things down. But that’s changed. We brought Will home tonight. Well, home in as much as the hospital apartments that I’ve been living in for a month ...

Happy Birthday Alex!

Happy Birthday Alex!
I usually try to do this on the day, but being the day after the other thing, this is obviously in retrospect, and I was barely conscious for this entire day, unfortunately! Anyway, Happy Birthday Alex! You’re a big six-year-old now, and you’re growing up every day, and most importantly speaking better every day. You’re ...

And today was the big one

Yes, today was the day, the big kidney donation and transplant to Will double-whammy. And yes, you can bet I’ve written this well after the fact, because I was certainly in no position to write anything on this day! And retrospectively, you can be sure it all went very well 🙂 Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

On being a kidney donor 13

On being a kidney donor
Pic of Will I took tonight — he’s absolutely fine, just lying on the floor being a bit silly! I guess the title sets it out what is happening. Everyone I work with and my close family already know about it, but I felt like something needed to be said to the “cyber world” out ...

Odd times and changing times

Odd times and changing times
It’s been pretty odd times for the last couple of months. Sallie, Will and Ben have basically been permanently in Sydney since the end of August because Will has to have dialysis now. Not good, but he’s handling it well and they seem happy enough, just not here. Which is never easy for us. So ...

The smiler…

The smiler...
Ben is just past nine months old now… And he’s just getting some personality 🙂 This is him sitting up in a baby pod… I think he felt more at home already. -31.274645149.281277Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Coonabarabran High School Feast of Words Writers Festival 2012

I spoke on the same bill as Peter Fitzsimons tonight! Well, that might sound a bit hyperbolic, but actually it’s completely true 🙂 As part of our Feast of Words Writers Festiival, tonight was our literary dinner. And after turning up as an interested guest, suddenly some of my lovely colleagues asked if I could ...
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