Earlier this month women around Canberra came together to celebrate International Women’s Day. While this day means different things to different people, it gives women the chance to celebrate our achievements and reflect on the work that still needs to be done.
On the day, I visited an inspirational woman who has lived in Yarralumla for many years, Canberra Legend Valerie Reid. Valerie was a pioneer – for women and for Canberra. Many decades ago she stood up to the men in her family, moved to Canberra and started her own very successful business.
On a Sunday afternoon last summer my husband, Chris, made a valiant attempt to tackle the bamboo that was running wild in our front yard. For a journalist, Chris was doing a great job of digging out the roots. But just as the end was in sight and the cold beer was close enough to taste, he wielded the pickaxe and struck a pipe.