Trying a bit of culture

The official launch of Blaze a Trail was held on the weekend. I’ll write a recap of it on Wednesday, but today I want to talk about cooking. I decided that since the launch was going to be mid-afternoon, it would be nice to have afternoon tea, in particular some treats from El Salvador. So I contacted my Salvadoran friend for ideas …

End of my tenure

You may recall a year ago when I wrote a blog post about going to the Vintage Motocross Club of WA AGM and somehow leaving as president. Well today is my last day as president and I must admit I’m quite relieved that it’s over. I really had no idea what I was doing and felt like I was playing …

Finger Update

It’s been two weeks since I cut off the top of my left index finger. On Monday I got my stitches out and started my hand therapy. The nurse who took out the stitches was quite lovely and we chatted about books as she worked. Luckily my husband had told me to take two different types of pain medication so it …

Book Binding – my new hobby

I have a shiny new hobby – book binding. I was first introduced to the concept by my friend and author Heidi Kneale who printed and made her own novels at the May book fair. I immediately wanted to do it and tried to arrange a workshop but it fell through. So I turned to You Tube. Sea Lemon has a whole …

Rolling with the punches

My day yesterday at the motocross was a little more eventful then I would have liked. For those of you with a squeamish stomach you might like to stop reading now because the story that follows isn’t pretty. It was the first race of the day and I was having a great ride. Everything was going perfectly and I was catching …

Let’s Face It Mask

I mentioned last month that I was taking part in a project related to mental health awareness. The first part of the project was a writing component, in which I was mentoring four women who were writing their mental health story. We’ve almost reached the end of the project in that all of the stories have been written and we’re …

2 Annoying Things About Computer Games

There are some people who are really anti computer games and I’m not one of them. I don’t buy into the whole "computer games are making children violent’ or ‘turning my child into a slob’ mentality. My husband has been playing them since I’ve known him and he’s not a raging psychopath or a couch potato. I also enjoy playing them on …

My mercy dash attempt

On Saturday I was getting the washing off the line when I noticed a Rainbow Lorikeet face down in the garden. I figured it must be dead as it wasn’t moving, so I went to pick it up before my dog, Tilly, found it and decided to bury it. When I picked it up, it was warm and breathing. It obviously …

Weekend Recovery

This post is so late because I’ve only just finished packing up from our long weekend. Can I please have another few days off to recover from my weekend? We headed down to Narrogin on Friday afternoon to help set up for the Dandaloo Classic, which is a two-day vintage motocross event. As I’m the president of the club, I had to …

Red letter day! We have bananas!

I am so very excited today. For months, actually it’s probably years now, we’ve been growing banana trees. I had one that flowered and bananas grew but never ripened. Then this year we had another bunch of bananas and they were pretty green as well. I picked a few of them, to see if they would ripen inside, off the …