10 poems to make you cry

10 Poems to Make You Cry

This post was inspired by a book review I read in The Australian about the release of Poems That Make Grown Men Cry. I haven't read it yet (I'm fourth in the hold line at the local library on a lone copy), and while I am waiting I've been pondering what poems I'd include in a similar collection and asked some writer friends which one they'd choose. … [Read More...]

tips on changing blog focus

Tips on Changing the Focus of Your Blog

I received a question via email last week and requested permission to post it here so I can answer. The main reason for this is because I hear this question a lot, in varying forms, and have actually … [Read More...]

Veronica Foale Essentials

The Creative Life – Veronica and Kim Foale

For today's installment of 'The Creative life' I wanted to talk explore a mother/daughter relationship and how that contributes creativity and accomplishment and immediately thought of Veronica and … [Read More...]

InterContinental Planet Trekkers Menu

Family Friendly Dining at InterContinental with Planet Trekkers Menu

We were guests of InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto for the purposes of this post. The InterContinental hotel chain has recently released their Planet Trekkers menu. This menu was … [Read More...]

Ford Territory Titanium

When Boot Space Becomes Exhibition Space

The odometer read just over 500 kilometres when we took delivery of the Ford Territory Titanium. As you can see below, the road trip we took bumped that up big time.   Now it's school … [Read More...]

much ado about nothing

Around the Interwebs

Who needs to hear another 'oh woe, I'm sick' tale, I know, but as I'm still wandering around the brain fog that I'm calling "whatever the hell I've got" I've done a lot of internet consuming lately … [Read More...]

What I'm Reading September 2014

What I’m Reading September 2014

The first book I read was Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen. Franzen tends to be a rather polemic writer and as I was reading I felt a kind of... tension within myself, from piece to piece, that was … [Read More...]

Ford Territory

Road Tripping

We've been away. When a very sick family member calls asking for you to come, you go. So we did. And now we're home, all down with a bit of a lurgy, but back all the same. I made a video about the … [Read More...]

Creative-Life

The Creative Life – Lorelei Vashti

The ‘blog to book’ transition has become normalised enough that it forms the basis of many conference or festival panels around the country, featuring successful writers who went their own way or who … [Read More...]

notes to myself

To The Pharmacist Who Sold Me Baby Formula

This letter is the first in my 'Write open letters of thanks to people who have influenced my life' goal from my Living List To The Pharmacist Who Sold Me Baby Formula, It was a cold Saturday … [Read More...]

Geeky Fathers Day Presents

Geeky Father’s Day Present Ideas

Sci-Fi Magnetic Poetry Kit I love my magnetic poetry kit. The kids do too, but I don't let them play with it without supervision anymore because I got sick of finding little word tabs around the … [Read More...]

MY CREATIVE PROCESS ECOURSE

My Creative Process Ecourse For Beginners

Have you ever thought you would love to learn how to write a short story or poem but have no idea where to start? Do you want to improve your writing? You might even have a novel in you. Submit your … [Read More...]

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers Want to Deliver {Giveaway}

I adore flowers. I've recently talked about how I've started to buy a rose for myself every week. I also enjoy giving them as a present, but admit that my track record of ordering flowers online for … [Read More...]