One of my favourite blogs is Pip Lincoln’s Meet Me At Mike’s. I discovered Pip by chance after hearing her being interviewed on a podcast. At first, I must confess, I thought something like ‘ho hum, another crafty person’ but that was way off the … Continue reading My I Spy: Something Beginning with ‘A’
I was recently asked to put some words together in response to this question for a post on the Writers in the Mist blog. This blog is hosted and managed by the fabulous staff at the Blue Mountains City Library, and includes pieces contributed by … Continue reading Blogging – what, why and where?
Recently I paid a mid-week visit to Rouse Hill House and Farm. Amongst the expanding suburban sprawl in the north-west of Sydney, from the Windsor Road you can spot an old schoolhouse atop a hill, and behind a row of trees is one of the oldest … Continue reading Rouse Hill House & Farm, Rouse Hill
I cannot remember a time in my life when I didn’t have a fortress of books. It has only been through a gradual embrace of the electronic age that I have stopped leaving home without at least one book. What if I was stuck somewhere … Continue reading How many books on writing are too many?
What makes a place a home? This is a very personal question, as in unique to the individual. Home isn’t important to everyone. It can be a transitory state for some, changeable on a regular basis with no anchorage required. For others it is essential, … Continue reading What feels like home to you?
This time last week I was in a state of something close to euphoria. The reason? I had finally completed the first draft of my novel. I had known the moment was coming. Although I am usually a planner, I had worked through the novel … Continue reading A Novel Approach
Tucked a block away from the main thoroughfare in Leura, Bygone Beauties is the home of the world’s largest private teapot collection. The collection spans over 5 centuries with teapots from all over the world and they have been predominately collected within Australia. The teapot … Continue reading Bygone Beauties: Treasured Teapot Museum & Tearooms, Leura