It has been eight years since my older brother and his wife sent me an email saying that they ‘disapproved of ninety nine percent of my decisions,’ did not like me as a person, were removing me from their ‘friends/family list’ and, most importantly, would ‘no longer associate with Locketts.’

This past weekend, we took the Friday off to try and see a different set of four walls and to walk a different set of streets. We are currently in our third version of the Covid-19 lockdown in France and working from home with the supermarket 400 metres up the…

I am agnostic, which in truth means that I’m not crazy about organized religion or the belief that if you pray, god will answer your prayers. I found this out when, at age six, I came home from Sunday School and thought I would give it a try.

Being reasonably…

Whaddaya Reckon?

I’ve been ten years out of Australia now and realise that the word ‘reckon’ is the one that confuses most other non-antipodean English speakers.

It just means ‘think’ or ‘consider’ in a more casual sense but instead of saying, “I think we should have chicken for dinner tonight,”…

It’s taken me a few weeks to recover and, my husband Dean dryly tells me, for the gathered crowds out in the street below to wane, so it seems far enough away in modern history to share with you.

Of course Covid-19 plays a key role in this situation. We…

Living in Geneva and the areas immediately surrounding it is breathtakingly expensive.

The expats obviously help drive up the rents and the irony is that most UN workers would struggle to pay those rents if their salaries weren’t propped up by an added ‘because it’s Geneva’ allowances that takes the…

You know that awful feeling after backing out a satisfactorily big turd, only for the water to splash back and hit you in the bum?

Well, back in the eighties, Australia still had an unfortunate number of these human butt splashes who decided that Asians emigrating to Australia were a…

My rather inaccurate iphone step tracker says that 14,500 steps have already been done with my beloved dog Felix throughout the day. Now that it’s evening, my All Day Dog Woman clothes are discarded and I’ve taken a shower, only to replace that sweaty apparel with pajamas. Why bother with…

Kath Lockett

Aussie in France, still trying to work out what to do when she grows up

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