SUE JACKSON Therapist/Writer/Photographer/Activist

Last year, as the unofficial blogger/photographer to the anti-East-West Link campaign, our battles were my blog's entire focus. But by Christmas, with the electoral win for people power and the dumping of the dud Tunnel, I was suddenly at a loss. What to write about now? Not sure yet. But there will be ongoing musings and images from this Australian life. So please leave a message. (No need to sign into an account. Simply comment as ‘anonymous’; then leave your name within the comment itself.)

Friday, July 28, 2006

Home again!

The very day after we returned from our travels the phone rang at 6.45. am. I shot up in bed, thinking: what day is it? where am I?, to be confronted by the producer of Mike Carlton and Peter Simmons' Breakfast Show on 2UE . She wanted me to go on air to respond to a Sydney Morning Herald article on 'nesters'- in 20 minutes! I agreed, but have absolutely no memory of the conversation. The producer contacted me afterwards to say that the presenters had enjoyed themselves - I think that's good.
The latest offering of the popular novelist, Joanna Trollope, called Second Honeymoon is all about 'homing pigeons'. The book highlights how Gens X and Ys' financial success and capacity to maintain their own nests is so dependent on the vagaries of the work place. Even though, ultimately, I found it somewhat superficial, the novel does draw attention to common stresses and strains that can occur when kids return home to live.
The latest edition of YL (Your Life) magazine features an article called 'Happy Landings', based on an interview I did before I left for overseas. And I'm delighted that the same magazine has accepted my first ever travel piece, 'Wild about Wofgang', for publication in the next issue .