Hello friends. I have entered a local Broken Hill writing competition (themed on The Visitor) with my story “The Visitor at the Door” which you can read on the Broken Hill Council website. It’s a 500 word story. Vote for it to receive the People’s Choice Award here before the end of October 2020. Thanks! Continue reading Vote for my story!
This week I harvested some beetoot and made a beautiful Beetroot and Carrot Salad which complemented some Kangaroo steak for a quick and easy meal. The weather is definitely warming up so it will be nice to do some more salads. The beetroot took a little longer to grow then we expected and we learned a good lesson about growing beetroot in the process. Back … Continue reading First Beetroot Harvest
My husband Tim and I welcomed a healthy baby boy to the world at the end of May in Broken Hill in far west New South Wales. We named him Bryan James Andrew Waite after my husband’s grandfather. We arrived in Broken Hill when I was 30 weeks pregnant and within a week of arriving the first shutdown restrictions began because of COVID-19. Antenatal classes … Continue reading Becoming a mother; learning to nurture a baby
Here we are sitting in our house admiring the work of the three workman who have installed flooring and carpets in our house last week. I’m now 40 weeks pregnant and we had wondered if I’d be in hospital this week but alas, baby seems very content inside at the moment! It’s been just over 11 weeks since we moved to Broken Hill and we … Continue reading Our mini makeover before baby came…
We await your arrival with expectation, nervousness and excitement. We long to see your face, eyes, ears, nose, fingers and toes. We imagine you have long legs, like us, and that you have hair like we both did when we were born. What will be your personality? ‘Do you know what you’re having?’ we often get asked. Will you be a boy or girl? How … Continue reading A letter to our unborn child
It’s taken me all week to write this blog post because the internet has been so bad that I haven’t been able to download the photos I took. In the meantime, we had a dust storm yesterday (see photos left) in Broken Hill and north north-westerly winds of up to 67 km/h. I’m still adjusting to how windy this town can be. We’ve planted our … Continue reading Planting Garlic