And Yes, I am the housekeeper. Chief cook and bottle washer – that’s me too. We all know I live to do laundry! And while we’re at it  – any gardening, tidying, cleaning or shopping that needs to be done hey, I’m your girl!

But why stop there? It’s a well-known fact that a busy woman gets things done. So please, leave all the ledger balancing, bill paying and debt collecting to me. Why waste your precious time queuing at banks or post offices when you have your own personal bookkeeper?

Don’t fret about keeping track of your own belongings. Need your passport, birth certificate or drivers’ license – right this minute? Looking for lost toys, shoes or marbles? Lost your keys, wallet or phone? Rely on me to find everything for you. It’s simply a matter of looking through women’s eyes.  No problems, I’ll be the safe keeper.

We all know family life can be fraught with difficulties, leave it to me to sort out any pesky arguments. Smoothing and soothing is second nature for me. Knowing everyone’s triggers, talents and limits is my specialty. I will step in and solve those problems while making sure everyone gets a turn. You know me – peacekeeper extraordinaire.

Got something you need to get off your chest? Pull up a chair and I’ll put the kettle on. Need some advice about relationships? From school friends, boyfriends, girlfriends to exes, in-laws or even outlaws, I’m an expert listener and my ears are always open. It’s a late night, early morning no questions asked lifetime service. I’ll always be your secret keeper.

This is my voice

The Guardian

I am a Guardian. Like my mother and her mother, and her mother before;Nurturing, protecting, weavingthe tapestry of family and community with small, tight stitches. I am the keeper of time and secrets and memories; the protector of my home, my heart, your...

Legacy Lady

I am the dust on the mantle, the sepia steely-eyed matron. I am the memory of Committee Presidents, the name on Honour Boards, saluting legends, leaving legacies. The plaque in the park. The bequest to a town. The clipboard ticking Mistress who would not...

Secret Keeper

And Yes, I am the housekeeper. Chief cook and bottle washer - that’s me too. We all know I live to do laundry! And while we’re at it  - any gardening, tidying, cleaning or shopping that needs to be done hey, I’m your girl! But why stop there? It’s a...

Writing woman

The voice of a retired widow, with time to indulge in the glories of our Peninsula. I wake every morning to a view of the bay; fishing boats, still on glass, cruise ships leaving, distant view of the You Yang’s, sail boats bobbing in the evening....

The Stingray

I go down to the bay in the dark.  We meet at the pier; dressed alike in our second skins.  The sun begins to come up somewhere behind Arthurs Seat, air-brushing the sky turquoise.  We shiver and wrap our bare arms around ourselves while we wait for the...