Letting Go…

Jacaranda blossoms, a Junior School guard of honour, bagpipes, girls in tartan, a mass Jump’n’Jive, The Irish Blessing, tears and laughter may seem to construct the ultimate incongruous juxtaposition - but, that’s… Read more ›

When Fairholme Old Girls Unite… Some Things Never Change

Observe constantly that all things take place by change and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things [just] like them.Marcus… Read more ›


‘Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.’ (J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return… Read more ›

Sport: More Than Just Playing a Game

In either game – life or football – the margin for error is so small. I had the privilege of watching our Vicki Wilson Netballers in action in Brisbane on the last weekend of the holidays. For me, it is a pleasure… Read more ›

There's No Place Like Home

‘I ran back to the boarding house and phoned home. Mum and Dad were jumping up and down and Dad said, “We get to be a family again.” I stopped for a minute and accepted that I was really going home.’(Fairholme… Read more ›

Glass Half Full. Glass Half Empty.

The rise of mindfulness addresses many aspects of our daily thinking practices, including our choice of outlook. Is that glass half-full, Linda, or is it half-empty? Is that a green thought, or a red thought? In our current… Read more ›