Recently Lillian has become aware of her Chinese background.

“I’m a Chinese girl. Mummy is Chinese. Daddy is Austraay..lia.”

The reality of course is that she’s growing up thoroughly Aussie – not much more Chinese than I am, say, Dutch.


She’s got a new pair of shoes – another pair with little red lights which flash every time she takes a step. The shoes have the word GEOX on the side. She reads the word:



Tonight we came into the bathroom to find that she had taken the book (mentioned in a previous post), torn it apart, and soaked about half of it in water, pulled it apart into soggy chunks, then made “art” on the bathroom wall by throwing the soggy chunks against the tiles.



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