It’s not often I get taken by surprise. Even during the birth of my second child, I thought I was having a girl. I wasn’t surprised when the midwife told me it was a boy because the only feeling running through me was sheer relief that he was finally out and in one piece. But … More A surprise awaits . . .
I’m one of those people who are usually organised when it relates to university studies. I research, collate and print anything that will equip me for the coming semester. La Trobe University’s ‘Writers in Action’ unit was no exception. Well . . . I thought I was organised until day one. We all gathered at the … More A day full of goodies
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been ‘snap happy’. I would grab Mum’s camera and insist on playing the photographer for special events. Mum would bring home the packet of processed images, as I would wait with excitement and anticipation like it was Christmas morning. I’d flick through the pack to find … More How I landed the best job at the Bendigo Writer’s Festival
Have you ever visited a place and felt instantly drawn to it? Not in the same way as déjà vu but a place that feels as though it retains a part of you long after you have left. A part that is kept sacred and secure, anticipating the day you will return to once again … More A place of inspiration and hope
I feel when a word has been over used it loses it’s meaning. For me, Journey is one of those words. Reality television contestants of the many singing shows have exploited this word in recent years – Often enough, it proceeds the word amazing. Which is not say that it’s not used in the right context, but isn’t … More I’m on a mission