I was folding the washing this afternoon, and it was very hot outside, so I decided to watch something on Netflix. I'm not in the middle of anything in particular right now, so I decided to watch The I-Land. From the very start, I could tell it wasn't going to be a new favourite - … Continue reading Forty Minutes Of My Life I Won’t Get Back
Last Thursday it was R U OK Day here in Australia. R U OK Day is meant to remind people to ask their friends and workmates whether their mental health is OK. In theory, the day is meant to remind people that they should check in on their friends and workmates on a regular basis. … Continue reading R U OK?
And here it is! The cover for Amethyst Pledge!
I've now received official news that my next book will be published early next year! It's currently in editing, and there's a pile of stuff to be done in the lead up to publication. As many readers and writers know, getting the word out about a new book is a time consuming process, with much … Continue reading New Book News!
We went to the beach today. It was boiling hot here, and there's no end to the heat in sight. Anyway, I've always been a bit of a swimwear conservative. You see, as a child/teenager, I swam competitively, which meant that most of my young swimming years were swum in one piece racing style swimwear. … Continue reading Swimwear Mysteries
On Friday night, we were waiting for our Uber, when we noticed the police helicopter circling above the centre of Melbourne, only two hundred or so metres away. The television in the hotel lobby showed aerial shots of a crashed car, multiple police vehicles, and patches of blood on the ground. Clearly something dreadful had … Continue reading Don’t Live in Fear
This week, Médecins Sans Frontiers, or Doctors Without Borders, was ordered to remove their mental health team from Nauru, where about 800 refugees, including 90 or so children, are being kept in offshore detention, at the behest of the Australian Government. There have been repeated, independent reports of the appalling conditions that these, already traumatised, … Continue reading A Message to Scott Morrison
I think a lot. In fact, there are people who'd say that it's possible I think too much. The thing is, there are so many things to think about, and so many things to discover and learn about. I hear something, so I look it up, and then I look up a bit more, and … Continue reading Contemplations
About six weeks ago, I wrote about the huntsman spider guarding her egg sack in our rain gauge. Since then, we've been away, it's rained a little bit (not enough to endanger the egg sack), and every day I've been out to check if the babies had arrived. I'd actually come to the conclusion that it … Continue reading They’re Here!