As I Sit

As I sit, I can hear a myriad of birds proclaiming their news to the world.  In the background, the washing machine is ticking away, sloshing the dirt from our clothes, and every now and then, one of the dogs peers hopefully through the flyscreen, trying to entice me out of my writing chair and … Continue reading As I Sit

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Smoke on the Horizon

I live in New South Wales, Australia, in a region called The Upper Hunter.  If any of you have been following the news this week, you'll know that NSW is currently experiencing an early start to one of the worst bush fire seasons we've experienced.As I write, the Blue Mountains are burning, with a fire … Continue reading Smoke on the Horizon

Creepy Crawlies and Other Nasties

I was reading a thread on Goodreads recently, and on it, was a picture of a rather nasty looking centipede that one of the posters had discovered in her house.I was reminded of my own first face to face (or rather toe to face apparently) encounter with a centipede.  For many years my husband and … Continue reading Creepy Crawlies and Other Nasties