Sunday, December 11, 2011

Follow the White Rabbit!

Cosette in Wonderland!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS!




I tried to make funky Christmas cards to send good cheer all around the world. It didn't work. I tried to order Christmas books as gifts for our lovely UK family. It didn't work. I want you all to know that I love you, and have good intentions... I've put the photos that would have been on the fabulous Christmas cards right here on this blog. I love you all very much.
Mxxxxx

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The girls and I are in the magazine for the National Gallery of Victoria, which is one of my most favoured places in Melbs. (I shall take you there when I visit, if you like, as I did Karen!)

We are soooo tired at the moment. A month's holiday would be superb...

Love Meg xxxxxooooo

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

When Eowyn and Coco met the Queen

Eowyn is on the very left at 1.15 in this newstory, proudly holding her Aussie flag. Coco is offstageleft! The Queen and my girls were right next to each other, and my girls curtsied beautifully!

All these years with my beautiful, Royalist mother makes this very moving for me! My darling American husband just doesn't get it!

This newstory is especially significant, as it is introduced by Jeremy, one of my closest friends in journalism school!

I still can't believe E and C met HRH Queen Elizabeth II!

Long live the Queen!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Writing Group!


Here are my wonderful writing group, Ingrid (top left & bottom middle), Melissa (top middle) and Valeria (bottom left), meeting this morning around our kitchen table. Melissa has recently been in New Zealand, where a friend described her writing group as being very strict, lots of rules, no social banter and certainly no food.

Our writing group, on the other hand, is filled with laughter, conversation, delicious food, and, today, key lime martinis! (An early cocktail hour!)

Afterwards, Mum, Rachel and I had luscious massages together, and coffee with little David too, and I went 2nd hand book shopping, and visited dear Martina, Mark, Sara and their brand-new-born-today-darling-David-Jun-Yan! We've just had family dinner - bacon and pea quiche - and I've read to Coco from E. Nesbit's 'The Would-be-goods', which I purchased today, published in 1911, a century ago!

Eowyn, alas alack, has grown out of bedtime stories. She IS an absolute book worm, but only occasionally, when the book is to her liking, will she join Coco and me for bedtime reading. Bens has yet another essay due, having handed one in by midnight last night, and lots of exams coming up.

I return to work tomorrow. I am a little daunted - it has been so very lovely and relaxing lazing around all last week. I want to do more lazing around!! I am feeling sad at the loss of Ronan, and sometimes still achy of tum. Thank you once again for your loving support!

Much love,

Meg


Monday, October 17, 2011

Bens, Eowyn and Coco came to visit me in hospital. "You need some light and fresh air," said Bens. "you mustn't leave the hospital grounds," said the nurse. "I have the perfect place to show you," said Bens. "It would be very dangerous if you were to bleed," said the nurse.

"Hmmmmm," I thought. "I trust my husband. Off we go!!"

This pic is where Bens took us! I love having a husband and two girls. I am deeply sad that I shall never get to meet the little one who was growing within me, secretly, unbeknownst to me until I experienced some of the most excruciatingly painful moments of my life. My body was grieving the loss of this little one, whom I love, whose face I haven't seen.

Bens, Eowyn, Coco and I named our baby Ronan Isabella Elrond Samwise Pippin Ady.

Thank you for your love for me. I feel so surrounded and sustained right now. Kindly people are feeding us and listening to me and ringing up and praying. Thank you. I love you all.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


I love being mother to these dear girls, and wife to Bens. I am feeling very contented at the moment, thankful for our family life, friends and extended family, excited about springtime, Karen coming to Seattle (our first American guest!!!), and the love we all share, dear blogging community!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hello! I guesss I've not been blogging so much of late. I have been reading even more avidly than usual, and work has been intense (I think that is the nature of work with homeless youth), and I have been putting the energy left over into time with Bens, Eowyn and Coco. Bens and I went on a date last week, and firstly went to a bookstore on Lygon St and purchased a book for each of the four of us. I have just finished reading Coco's to the girls, and it was beautiful. Mine is by a favourite author, Siri Hustvedt, and I'm enjoying it very much. When I've finished, I shall give it to Mum for 'plane reading on the way to England, and after that, any of you in England who'd like to read it may. It is nice to be able to share books across the oceans. I feel very connected to you, lovely blog community, having recently stayed with all my Jones of England, and seen Caro, and spent time with Mum and Dad and Rachel and David and Seren and Jonathan here in Melbs, and had intense conversations with Karen. Gimena and Jonathan and Monica, does this mean a visit to Argentina and the USA ought be in store, so I can see you all too? And is there anybody else who reads my blog?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECCA!!!





Whilst I was selecting this picture, I heard a strange noise, and wandered into the kitchen, which was on fire. All is well now. 'Tis ironic that this picture is so very WATERY. Could have come in handy if it were realer!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECCA! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!

(I am trying to put a picture of the girls with a sign saying 'Happy Birthday Becca, we love you' onto this post, however, alas, alack, 'tis not working. However the love is there!!!)

Monday, April 25, 2011

HAPPY 6TH BIRTHDAY DEAR EDDIE! WE LOVE YOU!

Much love, Cousin Coco, Cousin Eowyn,  Uncle Benjamin & Auntie Megan!
PS We saw Karina's pictures of you and Sebbie playing cricket in your Bombers' outfits, and wished we were there playing cricket with you!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

sydneyǃ