• On a break. Kinda.

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Permalink

    Howdy readers. I’m having a little break from the blog. There will be the occasional book review, but I may ease up on those as well.

    If the idea of life without me feels overwhelming (which I can, of course understand) you can find me on various social media platforms…

    And, feel free to subscribe to this blog by entering your email address in the right sidebar or CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO MY NEWSLETTER thingy.

    Until then… Mwah! xxx


  • Stepping WAY outside of my comfort zone

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 Permalink

    Last week I shared my reasons for not reading romance novels. I’d actually drafted that post for Valentine’s Day but a work trip (and general apathy) delayed its publication.

    It meant just as I was ‘polishing it up’ (yes I know… you couldn’t tell I take the time could you?!) I received word that I’d won a ticket to the Australian Romance Readers’ Convention in Melbourne the next weekend.

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  • Digby, the biggest dog in the world

    Monday, February 20, 2017 Permalink

    It may not surprise you to know that my love of books and television started in childhood. And although I don’t tend to watch many now, I was also a lover of movies. We weren’t avid movie-goers but – until the local cinema closed in my final year of high school – I went as often as possible. Back then it seemed there was something comforting about the fantasy world and unlimited potential movies offered via their outlandish plots… 

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  • Self aware or flying blind?

    Thursday, February 9, 2017 Permalink

    Many moons ago I did pilates a couple of times a week. My instructor (also my neighbour) used to comment on the fact I had good proprioception.

    And… to save you googling, it basically means I had a pretty good body awareness in terms of movement. Or as wikipedia puts it… “the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the body and strength of effort being employed in movement.”

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  • Weekly check-in

    Sunday, February 5, 2017 Permalink

    Okay, so… the choice is yours: weather news; or no weather news during this intro-chit-chat?

    Argh, dammit… here goes. It’s bloody hot. We need rain. My grass is brown. And did I mention it’s been bloody hot?

    In related news, I think there’s a career awaiting me as a weather girl. 🙂

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  • Arbitrary rules and a life worth living

    Thursday, February 2, 2017 Permalink

    I tend to have weird rules. I mean, don’t we all? Some make sense and stop me drinking champagne for breakfast, but some aren’t quite so logical.

    Given my recent contemplation about ‘to-do’ lists and how I spend my time, I’ve been thinking – in particular – about two very arbitrary rules I’ve been living by:
    1. No television or DVDs etc during the day
    2. No reading during the day

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  • An interview with my mother on ageing

    Thursday, January 26, 2017 Permalink

    I talk about my mother a bit on the blog. In reality, I was probably a bit of a daddy’s girl growing up, but have grown closer to my mother in adulthood. She’s been my rock through many ups and downs over the past 20 or so years and the first person I go to with anything on my mind.

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