A year in people #60 – Matthew

Christmas Day afternoon, circa 1989 ish. The family were playing Monopoly and I’m pretty sure my brother was cheating. I remember something around him hiding money and property cards behind something on the table and just generally being a bit of an annoying dick. I was tired; lethal for a child. I was getting moreContinue reading “A year in people #60 – Matthew”

A year in people #20 – Bob & La

When I hear the word Love, I think of Bob and La. I have never met a couple so deeply in love, they honestly just exude it. When they look at each other, you can see the love, affection and respect as clear as day. I saw it on the day they got married, andContinue reading “A year in people #20 – Bob & La”

A year in people #16 – the boy with no name

(because I can’t remember it) I was 14 years old, on holiday in Tunisia. It was exotic, my second ever holiday abroad and I was allowed to take a friend. Of course, at that age, we thought we were So Grown Up. Just the age where we’d started to notice boys, we’d hang around theContinue reading “A year in people #16 – the boy with no name”

A year in people #10 – Paul McDonald

Hot, sweaty and 65km down, I cycled into a campground in Bridport, Tasmania looking for my allocated pitch. Following the instructions, I spotted the clear patch of grass in what was a pretty packed site and pulled up on my bike. It was my first bike trip and I was just getting the hang of it,Continue reading “A year in people #10 – Paul McDonald”

A year in people

My 2019 project is going to be ‘A year in people’. Over the next 12 months I’m going to write stories about people that have touched my life in some way. There’s no real structure as to what, who or why; that’ll depend on the person and the story. I’m not committing to a certain amountContinue reading “A year in people”