Dianne Motton

About Author
Dianne Motton teaches English at a secondary school in Melbourne, has always had a passion for travel and writes quirky stories about what she observes.


Estate planning & wills

To leave the kids an inheritance – or not?

Will sizeable inheritances create a generation of spoilt brats?


The royal 'fairytale' that faded

Fascination with the royal family as a child morphed into indifference. Here's why.


What this baby boomer read in prep and how times have changed

Retired teacher Dianne Motton writes that prep reading was dull and sexist.


Friday Reflection: Do men hate women?

Are men happy that women are suppressed and second place in the race for equality?


Friday Reflection: How pandemics make us consider our mortality

Dianne Motton remembers how a conversation about Ebola has now become a reality.


Comfort food faves: Chip sandwiches, stewed fruit and tomato soup

Bliss: Disneyland on the telly and a bowl of tomato soup on your lap.


A convict in the cupboard

When investigating Dianne Motton's family tree, she hoped for an interesting find.

Aged Care

Friday Reflection: Planning for a grey future

Dianne Motton considers why there is such hostility towards moving into aged care.


Are school kids these days just a little bit lazy?

Do you remember the pleasure of dawdling home after school?


Pondering love letter etiquette

Have you kept love letters from a former beau? Should you have?


'I have embarked on a journey, and I don't know the destination'

Dianne Motton dips her toes into the waters of retirement.

Social Networking

The appalling role models influencing younger generations

Dianne Motton wonders what damage social media 'influencers' are doing to the young.

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