For those of you who have been visiting me for a while, you’ll probably have a good idea of my family and me. For those of you who haven’t, I thought it might be time to reintroduce ourselves!
I’m Fleur. Mum, farmer, writer. In about that order! I grew up in the mid-north of South Australia and my heart still lies there.
I’m the daughter of an incredibly loving mum and dad, who ran a huge fuel distributorship, covering about a quarter of Australia. For you bushies out there, you might know the name Parnell Transport Industries or Parnell Mogas? Or seen trucks travelling outback dirt roads with Parnell emblazoned all over the tankers? Well, I’m one of those Parnell’s.
I love writing and I love the agricultural industry. I’d love to think I can bring a piece of our world into the lounge rooms of people who haven’t experienced it, through my writing, this blog and my photos.
I also have a new book coming out in April, called Crimson Dawn.
I’m married to a gorgeous man, who I call ‘The Boss’.
This is The Boss. A smart farmer, who has incredible foresight, loves cows, puts up with sheep (because that’s what makes the money) and has a passion for genetics. There’s not much this bloke can’t do. (I haven’t said this with rose coloured glasses on. It’s actually true.)
Together we have two beautiful kids. Number One Daughter, has a wicked sense of humour and loves music. She’s also very good at writing poetry, but this isn’t something she admits to!
Number One Son, has a newly found love of fishing (his father also does) and wants to be a police officer. He also has autism and this is something I write a bit about on my blog.
The last integral part of the family is this dog. Often referred to as The Jack Russell, the dog, Stinker, Mr. Sniff-a-lot-icus or his real name, Rocket. Life doesn’t work properly if he’s not involved in it!
I’d love to hear about your family – leave me a message in the comments, tell me all about yours.
There’ll be more intros coming up soon!