Just a quick apology for not posting a Top Ten Tuesday this week. I’ve had problems with my internet. It appears to be working now, though it is incredibly slow, so I will attempt to get a story out tonight… Read More ›
Review: Ash Road by Ivan Southall
Ash Road by Ivan Southall is an Australian Young Adult (YA) novel set in country Victoria. First published in 1965, Ash Road tells the story of two separate groups of children and their various reactions to adversity. Wallace, Graham and… Read More ›
I’m Blogging Again
Hey all. I’m finally back after my long absence. The last time you all heard from me, I was getting ready for my flight to Adelaide. I had intended to post before now, but every time I planned time to… Read More ›
Only a few more hours
Well, we’re all packed, ready to go. Well, mostly. I still have a couple of loads of clothes to go through the dryer before I can pack them. I’m going to have to shove them in Storm’s bag, as he’s… Read More ›
I was born in 1977, placing me right on the generational cusp. I don’t quite fit in with the Gen-X-ers, but nor am I entirely comfortable with the Millenials. Whether it’s cultural references, technology, or social issues, I seem to… Read More ›
Prince Harry Visited my Daughter’s School
I was going to resume normal blogging last Friday, but for various reasons that has had to be postponed until this coming Monday. Meanwhile, though, my daughter got to see Prince Harry today when he and Meghan paid an unexpected… Read More ›
Should I rename this blog?
Just a quick note to let everyone know that I’m updating the sidebar today and tomorrow, then normal blogging will resume on Friday. I’m also considering changing the theme, and possibly the name. Opinions?
For those living in Australia, September 2nd was Father’s Day. We didn’t do much this year, what with moving costs on the horizon and being a bit short of cash. Earth was given control of the television for the day,… Read More ›
I have recently developed an interest in trying as many traditional and regional British dishes as I can. I don’t know why — there was no specific incident or trigger for this interest. I simply, all of a sudden, desired… Read More ›
Intermittent, then Non-existent Posts
I haven’t been posting a lot, lately. At first, I tried to post intermittently, around recurring illnesses and preparations for my move. The reason I haven’t been posting at all over the past few weeks, though, is a simple one…. Read More ›
Note added 28/11/2020: Yes, I did believe this at one point in my life. I was going through a lot in my life (which I have no intention of posting here, so don’t bother asking) and I was in a very dark place. It was a very brief interlude in my life of maybe a few years where I hated everyone and everything, myself most of all. I didn’t believe this before that time, and I don’t believe it now. However, I am not going to delete this post as I believe in owning my mistakes as well as my successes.
First, let me begin by apologising for the lack of Top Ten Tuesday and Fiction Friday last week. My internet was too intermittent for lengthy blog posts, and I had neither the time, nor the inclination to catch the bus… Read More ›
I learned to use chopsticks when I was a kid. My Dad was the entrepreneurial type, always starting new businesses, always swearing that ‘this was the one’. We had periods when I was very young when we didn’t have a… Read More ›
Creating a Bucket List
In January of this year (2018), I finally got around to creating a bucket list. A bucket list is a list of experiences and achievements that you hope will happen within your lifetime. These lists are nothing new, but they… Read More ›
I’ve been really sick lately and haven’t felt up to blogging. I haven’t even felt up to writing! The doc has me on antibiotics now, though, so hopefully I’ll be fine to resume both blogging and writing by Friday.
Top Ten Xmas Displays 2016
Every year, families and governments around the globe decorate their homes and cities to celebrate the Xmas season, and every year the best of such displays are posted on YouTube. I won’t be writing about each individual display, as I… Read More ›
Yes, you read the title correctly. I am back. Butterfly and I arrived back yesterday. And let me just say I am never doing that again!
I apologise, but today’s Top Ten Tuesday has been cancelled as I ran out of time before leaving for my cruise. Today’s topic will reappear some time in April.
“Hello?” Sandra said into the phone. “G’day. I’m calling to speak to Mike.” Said the voice on the other end. “Sorry, mate. Wrong number. There’s no Mike here.” She answered before hanging up the phone. Thirty seconds later, the phone… Read More ›
The first time I disappeared, I was six. One moment, I was sitting at the table eating spaghetti with my family, the next moment I was gone. Just like that; now you see me, now you don’t.
Sarah and her thirteen-year-old sister had been fighting a lot this year. This happens when you combine a headstrong two-year-old, who is sure she is always right, with a young adolescent. Sarah’s parents, trying to take advantage of her newfound… Read More ›
Top Ten Beautiful Christmas Trees
Christmas trees are a fairly standard sight in the home of anybody who celebrates that particular holiday, and many stores and public areas around the world also wow the public with these beautiful decorations. Every once in a while, however,… Read More ›
How to Wrap a Christmas Present
I absolutely adore giving gifts. It is one of my favourite things about Christmas. However, if you are anything like me, gift-wrapping can be fairly frustrating. I look at all those beautifully wrapped presents on TV or in the magazines,… Read More ›
For those of my readers in the Northern Hemisphere, tomorrow is the longest night (and shortest day) of the year, more commonly known as the Winter Solstice. It is a time of year that has led to the development of… Read More ›
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
‘’Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.’ I wish. It sure as hell isn’t that quiet in our house, let me tell you. There’s no popping off to… Read More ›
Photo With Santa
I could not find my photo of Butterfly’s first Christmas, so here is a photo taken of myself (standing) with my siblings.
Recipe will be late
G’day everyone. Just a quick note that the coconut ice recipe will be late as I have run out of some key ingredients and cannot replace them until pay day. It will be posted as soon as I am able,… Read More ›
Top Ten Xmas Houses
Every year, families around the globe decorate their homes to reflect their excitement about the Christmas season, and every year the best of such houses are posted on YouTube. I won’t be writing about each individual house, as I think… Read More ›