Today, I would like to share with you a news article about the success of two little boys from my “village. How outback brothers Keidan and Blake Coleman scored AFL guernseys with the Brisbane Lions. The pride I feel towards these two boys and their family is endless, Blake graduated last year with my youngestContinue reading “Proud of my village circle”
Growing up, I was lucky to be included in an array of various families. My mother and aunties showed me that inclusion is important and needed. My grandfather used to joke, “you mix all of these children up, one day, you won’t know which child belongs to which family.” I have always been a motherContinue reading “My extended family”
You are strength. You are courage. You are caring. You are respect. You are love. You are loved. I love you. I thank you for everything.
I have posted very little on my blog for various reasons during the past two years. During this time, I recovered from two back injuries, held three jobs,moved house twice and tried to gently guide my three sons and new daughter to successfully reach their milestones. I witnessed my eldest son getting married to a lovelyContinue reading “Back by popular demand – julieannellis.com”
Writing makes me happy. The good angel on my shoulder has been telling me to write for at least a year now but my mind has stopped me. I am in two minds, to just write words and thoughts continuously and, to think about my fluidity, my language, my grammer, my topic… At the moment,Continue reading “Free writing”
I felt instantly at ease upon entering the Woolangabba Art Gallery for the closing night of The Maids, as part of The Anywhere Festival. The instant rush of comfort stemmed from the sweet welcome, Stephen Nothling’s magical art, and the structural historical nuances of the building. I had recollections of my elaborate catholic all girls’Continue reading “The Maids”
It is seventy years since Jean Genet’s The Maids was first performed at the Theatre de l’Althenee in Paris and it is now Brisbane’s turn to observe this modern classic. Theatrical devotees are invited to attend the 2017 Anywhere Festival’s up close and personal version of Genet’s The Maids. The Maids will be presented upstairsContinue reading “The Maids hits Brisbane in style”
Last Thursday (05.03.2015), this earth lost one of its beautiful souls. Kris Gray of Lota, lost her quiet and strong battle to cancer. I can’t pretend to have known Kris really well but what I do know is that she was a pillar of strength in her family, work and social communities and will beContinue reading “Tribute to a beautiful soul”
2.7 m high tide at Lota, Queensland, 10 am – 11 am, 21.01.2015
Wynnum Central State School was opened in 1894 and unfortunately closed its doors in 2010. Many of the memorabilia has been moved to the newly formed school, Wynnum State School.