Benjamin Gabbett Gaffney

30th December 1971 – 30th July 1992 A personal dedication to Sarah and all of my thirty five cousins (Gaffney’s and Ellis’), to my brother and sisters and Liam, Dylan and Ryan. Today marks the twenty second death date of our special Benjamin, usually I don’t like to be so sombre but the recent deathContinue reading “Benjamin Gabbett Gaffney”

Chris is Frantic

One of my very first University assignments, for Script writing, I received a distinction. Submitted on the 30th of March, 2001. CHRIS IS FRANTIC Julie-Ann Ellis FADE IN… 1. EXT. SUKHUMVIT ROAD. BANGKOK. AFTERNOON. A gorgeous looking guy with a backpack on his back is walking along a grubby road in downtown Bangkok. The trafficContinue reading “Chris is Frantic”

Sister Philomene Tiernan

My mother told me last night (I don’t have television) of the tragic death of Sister Philomene Tiernan.  Sister Philomene was on board flight MH17.  She was much loved, spiritual and strong woman whom was a staff member at my sister school Kincoppal-Rose Bay School (Society of the Sacred Heart) and will be sadly missedContinue reading “Sister Philomene Tiernan”

Reflective Essay of my Journalism Internship

This Reflective Essay was written in October 2006 and refers to my previous blogs Evaluation ( and Tattu TV ( As a student journalist in my first job placement, I will discuss the role as researcher for – a television program (Briz 31, Wednesday, 8.30 pm & Sunday 3.30 pm) that aims to promoteContinue reading “Reflective Essay of my Journalism Internship”