J’s Diary Entry 5 January 2003 Slow day, summery lazy. Got up late and was going over to Eli’s new place in Abbotsford when he called to say that he’d stuffed up his shifts and had to be at work. (He’s working at a hospital down in Frankston doing security – he has great stories!) So Jade and I decided to got out anyway and … Continue reading Quelle horreur!
20 May 2000 Dearest S, Barry, Brady and O, It’s been a long time since I’ve written a letter so please excuse the scrawl. S I didn’t mean to offend by not sending a card for O when she was born, there was no intent meant so I’m truly sorry if it appeared there was. If I look up from where I’m writing this letter … Continue reading All good plans come unstuck.
Brady spent Christmas/New Years’ with her father, Jack in the UK. Barry and I took the opportunity for the holiday of a life time. We left frosty Ol’ Blighty behind and flew to Hawaii for two weeks. We stayed at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, what a beautiful, magical oasis, everything was pink, Brady would have been beside herself. Our room came complete with a Y2K … Continue reading NYE 2000
Thursday, 12 September 1996 5:03pm Hi S, It’s after five. I’m in a proofing coma. I’ve proof-read absolutely stacks today. And I’ve drunk far too much coffee. You know how you get that skittish sort of feeling in your legs, and you can feel all the muscles in your scalp. And now I’m just glum. Weary. Got your letter. You know you shouldn’t make offers … Continue reading Everyone does the same thing – Uni, job, travel. And they all think they’re free spirits, with a novel inside them.
Jack, Brady and I spent 10 days in Feurteventura trying to resuscitate our marriage after Jack’s “indiscretion” with Brady’s child minder and my friend. I found this card amongst my Mother’s belongings. Continue reading I’ve learnt to pick my nose down the the second knuckle Nana.
Friday 28 June 1996 8:40am We’re having a food-scare here at the moment Sis. It’s not quite up to your UK Mad Cow fiasco. There’s this massive crop of peanuts that had Salmonella in it. Now almost every single jar of peanut butter in Australia has been recalled. There’s been over fifty cases of food poisoning. Slater & Gordon (this really opportunistic law firm) has been advertising … Continue reading This reticence of mine, is a vegetarianism of the soul.
Thursday, 27 June 1996 12:30pm Howdy Sis, Went and saw that film last night, The Wonderful Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl. Kind of sad in a way, I think she got a bit of a bum rap. Raised some interesting points about art and politics though. In particular, the notion of a ‘Fascist Aesthetic’ interested me. Susan Sontag accused Leni of continuing this fascist aesthetic … Continue reading She refused to see the link between art and politics.
20 May 1996 FAX FROM MUM Dear S, Just a quick fax to tell you that I arrive on Singapore Airlines Flight SQ228 at Heathrow on Saturday 8th of June at 5:50am, sorry about the time. I picked up my tickets today and got my International Drivers Licence also – just in case I need it. I have finally put up that coat rack … Continue reading Incoming! Mum heads to UK.
October 1995 My “Countdown Flyer” I sent this to J 13 Oct 1995. Don’t you just love the 1990’s Clip Art. Continue reading Counting down the days until I see you J.