Bush Lanterns – Laura Bennett

“Don’t be afraid of being the only woman in the room. People judge more on ability, smarts and character, so just be yourself and prove your knowledge and you will be able to talk to anyone.” ~ Laura Bennett Usually I would find an inspiring quote from a famous person to introduce my next Bush…

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Bush Lanterns – Maureen Dobra

Success isn’t accident. A dream doesn’t become reality through just clicking your fingers. It takes sweat, determination and hard work. There aren’t secrets to success, just as there aren’t any get-quick-rich schemes. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure and persistence. Maureen Dobra is all of the above. I hope you…

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Bush Lanterns – Helen Roth

“Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence” ~ author unknown Welcome to my new series, Bush Lanterns, highlighting women in the rural and agriculture sector! There are so many amazing and wonderful women who don’t always get recognised for what they do and I feel…

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This is how I roll…

The last couple of days have included a few strange ways of getting around the place! Normally I drive a very nice Nissan Patrol Wagon – very comfortable, fuel efficient and very ‘normal’. My friend, however, has a new, fun type car. Can you guess what ‘breed’ it is from this pic? Yesterday was a…

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Blog Tour for Sapphire Falls!

Welcome to my beautiful new website! Just in time for Sapphire Falls to get a bit of run here! If you don’t know much about my eight novel, here’s the blurb: While mystery surrounds the accidental shooting of a her husband, Fiona Forrest struggles to preserve the family farm in a suspenseful, pacy and action…

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Indigo Storm and Summer fun

  I know it’s been a while since I’ve written on my blog – and once again, I’m sorry! Indigo Storm, my next book, has been taking my time away from here – I had a deadline which I didn’t make… THREE times! Finally, right on the death knock of November, I managed to get…

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Why you shouldn’t play with fire…

*Warning some of these photos are graphic!* Imagine this; it’s 9pm and I’m sitting on the couch at Bushbabe‘s house and the phone rings. We both look at each other wondering. After all it’s reasonably late for a phone call! It’s my daughter… ‘Now mum, I don’t want you to panic but…’ There is nothing…

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When the words don’t come

I suffer terribly from writers block. With each passing book it has got worse. I used to think it was because I didn’t have time to write, to immerse myself in the book and live the characters. I would write in snatches and there would be days that I could write really well and lots…

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The little things…

  Today over at Outback Paparazzi, we’re focusing on THE LITTLE THINGS. Things that make us smile, when we stop and look for them. I love dew drops on the fence, green grass, good coffee, beautiful views, kids laughing. Cattle sitting contentedly chewing their cud. Too many things to mention – oh, the moon rising.…

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Guest Blog: Fiona McArthur

Hello there Fleur and thanks so much for asking me to drop in. I’m chuffed as I love your books and your website – and those fabulous agricultural women’s stories. I’m not a farmer, though I can drive a tractor, and one of our sons has a few head of friendly cattle on our land.…

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Wearing my heart on my sleeve

  I though things were supposed to happen in threes? Well just recently they feel like they’re happening in tens. Or even twenties! Okay, that’s an exaggeration, thank goodness. My point is, every time I turn around something bad is happening to someone I love, someone I know, someone I used to know. People are…

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Beautiful rain

Got to say that there was immense pleasure as I drove in the driveway on Wednesday morning and saw all these puddles. It’s been very hand-to-mouth with the rainfall this season. My morning text to hubby was greeted with an immediate return phone call. ‘We’ve had an inch of rain!’ The joy and relief in…

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Slacker!

Yes, I’m so sorry! I’ve been slacking off on the blogging front. I should have posted last week, but with lamb marking, kids activities and my SIL visiting from Cairns, the week suddenly slipped by and was gone. Because, you know, life just seems to happen and continues on! Anyway, being out and about on the…

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It’s here again!

Today sees us start seeding. The tractor is going up and back in the paddock, putting the in the oats for the hay crop. We’re five weeks later starting seeding than last year. Traditionally the canola starts to go in on Anzac Day, but this year has been a completely different kettle of fish to…

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