There Go The Dependents

‘There go the dependents.’ My gorgeous  blonde, deeply tanned friend, Di, kept jogging on the spot as she glanced towards the van driving past- her mouth slightly pursed in frustration, though her eyes betrayed her maternal indulgence. ‘How many are you up to now?’ ‘Well I think there might have been one or two extra […]

This Priceless Life

(C) Julie Boyd         First published in The Australian newspaper It is easy to recognise the locals during my daily walk on the beach. They’re the ones with the relaxed smiles on their faces who have the time to look you in the eye and say “G’day”. Although, these days, there is a little strain creeping […]