Sky High 9: Preparing to Ditch

“Okay. Let’s talk business. I have no idea if we’re dead or alive but if we’re flying in circles someone must have programmed it and it wasn’t me.” Continue reading Sky High 9: Preparing to Ditch

A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 27 – August 2

My least favourite month has started and I apologise to all who happen to have been born in August. I’m sure you’re all lovely people but I have a thing for August and it is not a good thing. And I have good reasons for it, including three incidents that required urgent medical attention and two deaths. Suffice it to say I don’t expect anything good from August. But you never know. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 27 – August 2

Sky High 8: Flying in a Circle

Rob’s wife, Gabrielle, chose this moment to try and burst into the cockpit. She hit the door with her whole body and started banging on it with her fists until Michael opened. Her face was wet with tears and her eyes shot daggers but it was her mouth that made both pilots gape. It had a thick ring of cold sores in full, painful bloom. Continue reading Sky High 8: Flying in a Circle

The Great Romantic Binge 2

WARNING, in case some pre-teens are reading this blog, which they aren’t. The following text contains references to the mating process in humans, commonly referred to as sex. I can’t believe I just wrote this.

That’s right, I’m doing a second romantic binge, this time on books. I found a lovely collection of 17 romantic novels and novellas online and I’m about halfway through it. Which means I’ve had the time and the accumulation of information to make some conclusions. Continue reading The Great Romantic Binge 2

A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 20-26

Isn’t it fun that while we’re panting with the heat up here in the northern hemisphere, children in the southern one just had their winter break? Oh, and did you know that Australian schools have four instead of two terms? Well, you probably do if you are Australian, but I didn’t until I googled it. Fascinating. This is what I call a strong start to the blog. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 20-26

Sky High 7: Musings on the Subject of Death

She closed her eyes and took another deep breath.

“You know it as well as I do,” Michael continued while she fought the urge to tear the yoke out and smash her first officer’s head in with it. “Bianca?” Continue reading Sky High 7: Musings on the Subject of Death

A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 13-19

Do you know what the greatest thing about a week off spent doing nothing, least of all travelling is? The greatest thing about a week off spent doing nothing, least of all travelling is that you don’t feel even a whiff of regret that it’s over. Okay, maybe a whiff. A slight one. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 13-19

Sky High 6: The Rational Explanation

Gary burst in.

“Something’s wrong with the stewardess!”

Bianca started breathing again.

“What is it?” she asked.

“She was sitting next to me and she just doubled over and started moaning. It’s a bit scary,” the boy added, flushing. Continue reading Sky High 6: The Rational Explanation

This Summer’s Top Pet Peeves

What better time to make a roundup of the words and phrases that have made my life a little bit more interesting so far this year than mid-July when nothing happens. Normally. Some of those are all-time favourites and others are new crushes but I love them all. Continue reading This Summer’s Top Pet Peeves

A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 6-10

Like every good thing in life, holidays have a start and also an end. I regret nothing. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: July 6-10