Happiness as Anarchy #350: Inspiring conversation

I love being able to bat ideas around like tennis balls. Most of the time they go over the net, other times under, and there are a few that go over the fence never to be seen again. Playing the conversation game cannot be done alone – it must be a collaboration. It is one… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #350: Inspiring conversation

Happiness as Anarchy #317: Good news from friends

In the last 24 hours I’ve heard three pieces of important good news from friends. One of those things means big change and the other two are a big relief for those involved. There’s a deep-down, quiet peace that comes with hearing those thing – that my friends are alright, that things are going to… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #317: Good news from friends

Happiness as Anarchy #308: Surprise Delivery

I’m in the middle of peeing this afternoon when the doorbell rings. By the time I’ve pulled my pants up and opened the door, there’s nobody there, but a lovely box on the doorstep. It’s a delicious box of cheese and nibbles from Vegas & Rose, a birthday present from my lovely friend Karen. The… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #308: Surprise Delivery

Happiness as Anarchy #301: Quarantine care package

My gorgeous friend Libby dropped around this afternoon with a care package for me, as I’ve got the flu and been stuck at home for a week. It’s always lovely to see her, but particularly so since I haven’t seen anyone since Monday. We chatted for a while with the window open, me inside the… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #301: Quarantine care package

Happiness as Anarchy #287: Collaborating with friends

My lovely friend Cecily came to stay last night to nut out the details of a project we’re working on. Drawing the Versailles Woman is a workshop we are running in the Shepparton Festival on the 19th and 22nd March, and in April in Ballarat. It’s an absolute joy to work with Cec because she’s… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #287: Collaborating with friends

Happiness as Anarchy #269: Glow in the dark ceiling stars

I’m staying with some gorgeous friends and my ceiling has glow-in-the-dark planets, stars and other celestial features. They were quite popular in the 90s to brighten up bed time. I always like a dark room and never quite understood why people liked them, but now as a big grown-up, I find them quite enchanting, in… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #269: Glow in the dark ceiling stars

Happiness as Anarchy #31: Old Friends

I got a message from an old friend this morning. We’ve known each other for nearly twenty years, but only manage to catch up every few years. We met in his home town of Dinan, a little village in Brittany in the west of France. I was there teaching English and met three fabulous young… Continue reading Happiness as Anarchy #31: Old Friends