Rediscovering the joy of writing

After a 30 day writing boot camp, I’ve discovered my love of writing and realised, it doesn’t need to be perfect, but you have to write often

Leaving on a jet plane – an exchange year begins

25 years ago yesterday I started my first overseas adventure without my parents. I flew out of Sydney with a group of other Rotary exchange students, bound first for Melbourne (where we would pick up another big group), then Singapore and then Copenhagen. Arriving in Denmark, we flew on to Odense, where we would have a two week crash course in the…

Goodbye 2016 – year of busy, hello 2017 – year of making time

A quiet Christmas has provided a good opportunity to sit back and think about the year that was and plan for 2017. In the days since Christmas, we’ve watched the news covering the deaths of icons like George Michael, Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, prompting further discussion of how truly awful 2016 has…

Making time to write

Distraction got the better of my nanowrimo experience but hoping the Make Time to Write course will help me develop a writing habit

A new home in the Barossa

A couple of months ago, we got the keys to our new house in Tanunda. It all happened quite quickly and two months after looking at this property (the weekend after we got back from Vietnam) we had our very own place after renting for the past 2.5 years. We spent a few weeks doing a few things…

Learning to find (make) time to write

Last week I published my first blog post in 9 months. I use the word published because I’d actually written it 2 weeks ago when I’d decided I really did want to write again. But I procrastinated for a fortnight because I didn’t have time to sit and upload photos. So I hit publish and then…

I’m back…where to start?

I cannot believe I haven’t written since last year. That said, I’m not sure where the first two-thirds of this year disappeared. Writing a blog post about all that has happened might seem like a whole lot of excuses – so instead, here’s a month by month snapshot and some photos with the promise of…

Happy Indpendent’s Day

Vote for our bid for a share of $50,000 to launch a co-working space and business hub in the Barossa

A list of my lists

Day 2 in breaking my writing block and I’m writing about my love of (obsession with) lists

Writing away my writer’s block

I’m suffering a bad case of blogger’s block. I’m in a rut. I can’t even think about what to write about, let alone what to actually write. I’m not even sure what I want this blog to be about – or who I want to read it. I know I should do one of those…