Stories from Home - Week 1

Week 1 stories – theme 'Home'

 

Home by Raphael Kaleb

The aroma of fig and banana bread gently asks me to greet the world.

My lap top hums its approval eager to respond to my finger’s commands.

The silent main road startles me.

“Stage IV restrictions are now in place” begins the news presenter.

My home. My office. My prison.

Cooking at Home by Annie

I have been cooking with my carers I’ve been making Lemon curd and sausage rolls and vanilla moist pineapple cake and lattice slice and Toblerone cheesecake and cottages pie and beef and black bean stir fry and Anzac biscuits and Brownies and Toffee nut slice and tuna pasta bake dish and more to come. Also I made rainbow meringues with mum.

Games by Annie

I been playing board games with my carer we been playing monopoly and operation I didn’t like it very much the item bits were too hard to get off the body in the board and I kept on getting buzzed “ HA HA” then we gave that game aside and played a other board game bogan monopoly that game is the funniest game I ever played its so bogan “ HA HA”. Also I have been playing cards with my carer we’ve played skip bo I love that game its one of my favourites and we’ve been playing phase 10 also I love that game too its also one of my favourites as well.

Home by Sprig Mason

Secure, safe, warm and dry, familiar things, mementoes of my life. These found, remembered, the scattered and lost somewhere in time. The laughs, cheers, day and night and years. The summer heat, winters cold and day by day I'm getting old but in my head I keep it all.

Home by Karleen Plunkett

Home, where do I start. Looking over the desktop I see a fire burning, my Nana's maiden hair fern, the vegies growing, hear my Love at the dining room table and see our dog lying in the sun. Home is safe and comfy and it knows the real me.

Home by Michael Chan

Since my hospitality jobs got cancelled due to enforced social distancing measures my daily life has been disrupted. Living with my parents at home I only had to spend time having Chinese dinner, watching news and exercise were now the ‘new normal’ I had to live in.

Home by Judy Kelly

I have been at home with my parents, at home since March 27th 2020.

I have been doing my workouts at home: exercise bike, weights, dancing & walks (when the weather is nice).

I have started a new hobby, which is music, plus kept writing.

I have been getting information about Mental Health and it’s been great.

Home by Brodie Shaw

I like cooking at home. I like chatting with my carers using our communication devices. It makes me feel like a celebrity. I like going on walks with my support workers and my dad. Sometimes I feel like I have to be polite at home when I don’t want to.

Home by Eva Sifis

Surprised. I am not hating all this time.

Not surprised. I know why.

Points to the fact I met someone last October.

Someone lives not far away and comes to stay.

Looking skyward. No stranger to being alone I am.

Grateful. My cards fell into a much desired for plan.

Home by Georgia Green

Helping the neighbour with her bins

Making stickers

Cleaning my room

Making my bed

Getting the bins in

Set the table

Put the dishes in the dishwasher

Take the dog for a walk

Take the rubbish to the bin

Dry dishes

Put washing on the line

Getting the mail for the neighbour

Home by Sharna Lee Love

I live alone in my home

My home by the sea

As I gaze longingly at the ocean

I realise Community doesn't see me

48 days alone in my home, I do my best to face

The challenges of taking care of myself and my home

As I watch tiny fragments of my psyche and spirit erode

And other parts of me grow.

The Tree Outside My Window by Samantha Weerasekera

Home is a sunny apartment. A tree outside my window is home to many noisy mynas. Like clockwork they waken at 5.30. I like routine but I want them to sleep. I asked them to rise at eight o’clock, but they just keep drinking Chai tea and being noisy neighbours.

Home by Robbie Wales

My work-place is currently closed but being at home during the covid 19 period does have a bonus. Why you may ask? The reason is it has enabled me to get more one on one support from my support service and do the Valid writers award.

Home by Tom Leembruggen

We talk to each other at home.

Home sweet home by the sea.

Feeling warm with family love.

We can be open minded

When we feel safe at home.

We Zoom to meet our friends.

Come zoom with me.

I’m safe at home.

Home is where my heart is

Being at Home by Mary Nickson

Being at Home you could do lots of things like working from home, knitting, cooking, lying in bed, read a book, watch TV, Dancing and Writing. And Keep Up a date with all or Valid work as for me that is more important thing on my mind. I love being a part of a group of people who runs a meeting. I am working on a couple things like Peer Action Group Yearbook and I am making new Proposal for the PAG Leaders in Frankston one the mates like the idea of this and having an office there I found the place. As you see I am a workaholic that all I do is just work as you can tell. I do other things like reading books more into Community Development Network and even reading Harry Potter collection too that’s all I do at Home.

Two collaborations of chosen words arranged by artists from Arts Access Victoria’s Frankston Get Out! Studio

 

Collaborations of chosen words arranged by artists from Arts Access Victoria's Frankston Get Out! Studio

 

Home

Home is a relaxed warm comfortable bed of my time

Home is where the heart is toasting marshmallows in the fire while cleaning your mirrors

Home is getting my bed socks nice and cosy for chocolate hugs

Home is home cooking making toast coffee and tea

peace   

Home Shit Home

I hate living at home because in here I can’t move

I can’t move

I can’t see people at all

I’m at home doing

Jack shit nothing

Nothing at all

It feels shocking

Home is shitting me

What happened in my home yesterday?

Nothing

 

A Selection of Pieces by Ann Mina

It is Autumn

It is bored to stay home but we have to do it

Because it’s from the viruses

Very dangerous

Have to wash your hands

After the toilet

After you pray with the dog

If you got one

Wash your hands

Before lunch

Wash your hand breakfast

Wash your hands before dinner

 

We have to stay home everyone

We have to wash our hands before breakfast and lunch we have to wash our hands

I can’t even see my friends at Yooralla in St Albans

According to recent news on channel 2

The restrictions on COVID-19 will be Tomorrow Friday

 

I am bored because of the viruses

everyone have to stay at home

because of the viruses

I heard it on the news on channel 2

there’s nothing to do at Home

we all have to do the right thing to wash your hands after breakfast

After lunch you wash your wash your hands

After dinner you wash your hands