I decided to make some ‘calm down’ bottles for my son. He has some wild emotions at times and we wanted to try and give him something calming to focus on when things get a bit much for him. I called on the ever expanding knowledge trove that is YouTube and found a pile of… Continue reading Sensory Experimentation!
Now we begin the time of year when the days shorten and the warmth of the air vanishes with the setting sun. Such times call for certain dishes that are close to impossible to enjoy during the rest of the year. In our sunny locale, summer is a season for cooking outdoors and eating things… Continue reading The Cooking of Delicious Things
Tomorrow marks exactly one year since I underwent surgery on my right hand to correct a bone deformity I’d suffered from since I was a child. It was a terrifying prospect, for more than the obvious risk of complications of anesthetiser and the possibility of never waking up from that deep, senseless sleep. … Continue reading Crying Wolf
I know it seems as though I am, but I swear, I’m really not. Or perhaps I am. I’ve always been this way, so I don’t know any different. It sounds like I talk to myself, but really I’m talking to the characters in my head. I’m listening to their conversations and trying to understand how… Continue reading Dear Husband, I promise I’m not crazy…
In July 2013, on my first blog, I wrote about stemming the awful, bloodied tide of asylum seekers to Australia, in some hope our country might find a way to help people desperately in need and willing to take any risk to reach safety. In honour of Aylan Kurdi, a precious three-year-old Syrian refugee… Continue reading All Aboard the Leaky Boat – a repost…
Another competition is underway at That Thorn Guy and this time it’s all about bookmarks! The themes could be across any of Mark Lawrence’s current novels or based on a sneak peek of a yet-to-be-released trilogy. I do love a challenge and without much writing work on at the moment, my mum asked if I… Continue reading Bookmarks for Mark’s Books
I’ve been completely slack in posting of late, focussing what small sparks of energy I have on finishing my second manuscript, Blood of Heirs. It took just over 12 months, consists of a little over 116,000 words and 40 something chapters, and was rudely interrupted by abdominal surgery and a joint fusion in my right… Continue reading On the Book