God of the Doors – January 2017

Apparently January is named after the Roman god Janus, the god of the doors, because January is the door to the new year. Here it is, almost at an end, and 2017 is picking up where 2016 left off, isn’t it? Something about January (I dunno, an Inauguration for example) has made me gravitate towards …

We’re all in the same boat… an ode to Howards End

It’s many years since I first read Howards End but every now and then I am reminded of just how much I love this book. Tackling a novel that covers death, money and the complexities of friendship. Not very ambitious, surely? The quote I chose to put into a picture is from a conversation Mrs Wilcox (spiritual …

How to Make Gravy

I am old enough to recall going to the Herdsman Hotel in Perth in 1990, to catch the last set of a Paul Kelly gig before leaving for Europe. No queue, no charge. All the time I lived in Europe, which was pretty much all of the 90’s, I never stopped playing his music.  It …

Book cover image, ISBN number – do we have lift-off?

As you may know, I am using my few more days in Melbourne as thinking time, rounding off time, getting things squared away. It certainly feels very indulgent to have so much time to myself and my projects! No housework, no school wash, no work, no worries.  My big to-do list item was making final …

Some Resources…

Some women (and men) may be triggered by reading posts in the Not My Story Blog.  I have put together a simple list for Western Australian women of support services they can access. For those in Western Australia, the main referral agency is the Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC): SARC 24-Hour Crisis Line: 9340 1828 …

A breath of fresh air…

There is nothing like a week’s retreat in Bali to freshen the senses and make everything seem like new.  Especially in the middle of a cold, wet, Perth September which is showing no signs of relenting for Spring and then Summer.  It is so magical to be able to fly in just over three hours …

Another step closer?

Ta Da! My special edition print run from Officeworks for Bookclub, who have so kindly agreed to review it, with red or even green pen.  We meet again next week so I will listen to their loving feedback. The first three chapters of this version are currently sitting with Writing to Inspire‘s Elizabeth Bezant – …