Where secret paths lead

Have you ever read the book The Secret Garden? I fell in love with that book, the mystery and wildness of the garden, the secrets within such a grand old house and of course the unexplained cries in the middle of the night. I always feel like I’m heading somewhere mysterious and wild when I head…

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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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Back at work? Need some peace?

So you’re all back at working, feeling like you’ve never left? Wondering where that holiday feeling has gone? Yeah, me too. Maybe if you look at these photos and imagine the salty air blowing through your hair, the cry of seagulls and the sand between your toes, I can help you recapture the holiday feeling!…

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Down time

    Even during the busiest times of the year, down time is necessary. I always know when it is needed, depending on the various levels of grumpiness that comes home, from the paddock. Sometimes, the men of the farm, work it out for themselves, other times, they need a woman to suggest it’s time…

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Finding the time …

Having just finished the last edit of Red Dust and farming, kids and just ‘life’ not allowing a lot of time for writing at home, I picked up my laptop and headed to town. Plonking down at a cafe on the Esperance Bay foreshore I started to focus heavily on Blue Skies for the first…

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Christmas by the sea

On a trip to one of local beaches recently, we laughed at this Christmas tree that had been transplanted from the roadside to the beach. Stuck in a huge hole on the beach, decorated beautifully and complete with a filleting table underneath, we’re pretty sure that ‘John’s Filleting’ and the rest of his campers had…

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Inland vs Coastal Kids

I reckon there’s a huge difference between inland and coastal kids, when it comes to being comfortable at the beach! Growing up far from the sea, I barely knew what a live fish looked like let alone tasted like. I knew they smelled, and Mum ordered it most times we went out to tea and…

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Basketball Glory

Rochelle and Hayden were lucky enough to be given a basketball ring from their Gran, for Christmas. Supposedly for the kids, it brought out the competitive nature in all the oldies, who tried to outdo each other in slam-dunking or defending the ring. The kids watched open-mouthed as their Uncle Nick and Papa tried to…

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Beachcombing

On our visit to Thomas River, there were heaps of jellyfish and ‘things’ like them, washed up on the shore. I haven’t seen anything like this on Thomas River Beach before, so the water must have been really stirred up at some stage to throw them onto the beach. Being orginally from the Flinders Ranges…

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Boxing Day at the Beach

After the busy day of Christmas, we decided it was time to head to the beach and work off some of that extra pavlova and wine we had! Some of my family that came for Christmas hadn’t been to Esperance before so we took off down to Thomas River in the Cape Arid National Park…

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