I have a poem in the latest edition of page seventeen which was officially launched yesterday over at Watsonia Library.

I have a soft spot for it for several reasons, mainly being:

1) I wrote it about dad.
2) You can actually see an earlier version of it here. Yes, it is one of my blog poems. I think it underlines the point I often make about how posting creative work on blogs isn’t ‘wasted’ or a ‘going-nowhere’ venture. For some people blogging is it’s own reward – such as it is for me – but for others it’s not and that’s okay, but I would counter that just because it’s online doesn’t necessarily mean it’s finished or can’t be revised. You just never know what might happen and I’d just like to thank all concerned at page seventeen (Ashley and Beau particularly) for the inclusion.


Today is November 20th. A day signifying that #nablopomo is on the downhill stretch. I’m tired, I have to say. I’ve not done any #nanowrimo in a while; a situation I need to address this week.

Even more importantly, today is my mother’s birthday. Happy birthday, mum xx

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I’m supporting Movember this month. Here is my fundraiser page.


Karen Andrews is the creator of this website, one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Her latest book is Trust the Process: 101 Tips on Writing and Creativity