Category: This first world life

Through the sunset: disconnect and reconnect

Published on Jan 21, 2019 | by suetredget

I went to Melbourne recently for an event to promote my books, raise awareness about anxiety and depression and share some of my story. It just so happened to coincide with the start of the Australian Open – ... View Article

Wanted: Dependable housekeeper/office manager. Flexible hours. Terms negotiable.

Published on May 26, 2018 | by suetredget

So I’m doing my best to keep a neat and tidy home office that projects just the right blend of creativity and efficiency, a streamlined yet stimulating environment in which to play with words. In reality my o... View Article

Sweet dreams

Published on Feb 16, 2018 | by suetredget

I met this great guy at a party recently. He is a sleep specialist. Why did I not meet him years ago? In the totally platonic sense of course, both of us being mostly happily married. We have so much in common.... View Article

Days like these

Published on Feb 09, 2018 | by suetredget

There are days when everyone and everything grates, when the driver of the Qashqai in front of you hogs the right hand lane while maintaining an infuriating speed precisely 3 km/h below the limit;  when th... View Article

The (not quite) lost art of letter writing

Published on Jan 26, 2018 | by suetredget

The (not quite) lost art of letter writing Sometimes we forget to look up. We become so weighed down by the clutter of our daily lives, preoccupied with the screens in front of us, or the pressing problems we f... View Article

Post Retail Stress Disorder

Published on Jan 09, 2018 | by suetredget

My choice of therapy has never been of the retail variety. I’m not a shopper. There are many reasons why, some of which include the fact that I’m not good at making decisions (you can read more about that i... View Article

A trifecta of unfortunate events: the sequel

Published on Dec 30, 2017 | by suetredget

So Christmas came and went, and was really very pleasant, despite my huge reservations about the all-consuming consumerism that descends at this time of year. Not really what God had in mind when the angel Gabr... View Article

Kindred spirits

Published on Dec 25, 2017 | by suetredget

For those who read my last post, ‘A trifecta of unfortunate events’, there is a sequel, coming soon to a website near you. And it involves shovelling shit. Literally.  But that’s not the tale I’m g... View Article

A trifecta of unfortunate events

Published on Dec 21, 2017 | by suetredget

They say that things, good and bad, and sometimes buses, come in threes. This week the proverbial trifecta of events decided to occur at a time when my stress levels were already through the roof, what with mov... View Article

Wednesday afternoon

Published on Jun 12, 2017 | by agentd

A quiet classroom corridor on a windy afternoon. The students long gone, their school bags packed, off home in Mum’s capacious 4 wheel drive, the latest model equipped with leather seats and bluetooth and all... View Article