A child wore these shoes

25th Apr 2020

With COVID19 restrictions curtailing physical travel I opted on a world tour via the collection of items in my library. This week the theme was shoes; to date we have been to Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Mongolia, The Netherland and […]

A quarantined journey

12th Apr 2020

Sometimes you really do have to love technology. With the aid of video link, yesterday the children and I were able to share our walk along the lake foreshore with our friends in lock-down in their apartment in Chiba, Japan. […]

What do you collect on your travels?

13th Jun 2017

When I first started travelling I took copious rolls of film, this was pre-digital media days. Returning home, I would duly have the photos processed, often at a cost equal to that of the holiday. I would then spend hours […]

Children’s Literacy Book Launch Night

2nd Jun 2016

It is very exciting to be assisting with the launch of my second book in ‘The Snail ate the mail – postcards’ series. Last  year when I attended book readings at Uniting St Luke’s Preschool, Belmont North the director, Kylie, […]

The new artist – Louise Wilson

19th Feb 2016

Those of you who loved Paul’s art work in the first book of ‘The Snail ate the mail – postcards’ series will be sad to hear he was unavailable to do the other books. He downed the paintbrush for a time to supervise the design and […]

Malaysia – Truly Asia

7th Dec 2015

Have just returned from a book reading and workshop tour of Malaysia. What a wonderful time meeting some interesting people and hearing their amazing stories. In Kuching had the incredible good fortune to stay with the family of Angela (Malaysia […]

Spring – fairs, flowers and a new book!

21st Sep 2015

Spring would have to be one of my favourite seasons, whilst not quite as pleasantly warm as summer the fact the garden is not only a riot of colour, but a true sensory overload with the competing fragrances of jasmine, […]

Autumn leaves, butterflies & a new book

27th May 2015

Here in Swansea we are in the last days of autumn. Being on the coast with a temperate climate we are predominantly surrounded by native trees that don’t generally lose their leaves and certainly don’t put on the amazing colour […]

Fairies on the lawn

11th May 2015

One morning on the way home from walking the children to school, I stopped to assist an older lady who was struggling to pick up pieces of a toadstool from her footpath. In the course of conversation it transpires that […]

Kaleidoscope Kids, camping and meerkats…

31st Mar 2015

It’s been a busy couple of days introducing ‘The Snail’ to new audiences.  Saturday found us at a delightful afternoon tea at Wow Jewellery to help raise funds for the Hunter Wind Ensemble (https://www.facebook.com/hunterwindensemble).  Then it was into the car before first light […]