Tag Archives: children

Bubbles and Bones

In Oerlikon, Zurich, a toddler, anchored absent-mindedly by her grandfather, lay on the broad ledge of a fountain frothing with stark white bubbles. Again and again, she dipped her pudgy hands in and filled her mouth with bubbles and water. She blew on the foam in her palms and ‘disappeared’ her hands in its mass below her. Continue reading

Some Things Just Don’t Travel

As the aeroplane taxis, I think of my children – my brood, my trio of liquorice allsorts (obviously out of the same familial packet but with their own quirks). How will it be without them?

Some things just don’t travel: The “Hey Mum, check this out” moment; the late night phone call to mull over career options; the quick shoulder massage in passing. These things are lost…for the time being; stored as memories and looked forward to upon return. Continue reading