Note to my 27 year old self

Of late I’ve been thinking of London. One of my colleagues has just visited Europe, posting photos galore and making me homesick for Europe, where I lived for nine years. Six years in London, three years in Greece. I’ve been back in Perth now for 17 years, and looking back to me in this picture it …

Author Interview – Rashida Murphy, The Historian’s Daughter

I have recently signed up to to Marie Forleo’s B-School, and was inspired to refresh my Fabulous Women Podcast. This latest interview features Perth Author Rashida Murphy, who has recently published her first novel, The Historian’s Daughter. The book’s blurb reads “In an old house with ‘too many windows and women’, high in the Indian …

Three days in Wagga…

Wagga – it’s not a name to conjure with and I held little positive anticipation of its pleasures. A 72 hour stay was scheduled in Wagga in New South Wales, Australia so that my husband and I could see his son graduate from basic army training. Attending the passing out parade if you will, where …

You can’t see your own golf swing

Today is Day 14 of a 21 day free interview series, and Suzzanne Laidlaw is the speaker for today.  I have known Suzzanne all my life. I mean, all my life. We went to school together from Grade 1 to Year 12. Her life has been very different from mine – the culture in her …

Last night in Melbourne…

I want to be alone!  I have been largely holed up in a hotel, Greta Garbo style, working on my projects since my arrival on Monday. I spent some time today listing what I had done in this time. I needed to, as the alone-ness had teetered into loneliness, and it was hard not to …

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 …

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 …