Slow and steady wins the race

My bike – I call her the bluebird I’ve been riding vintage motocross for just over a year now and I’m pleased to say that I am improving. I bought myself a solo bike because I was swinging on the sidecar with my husband and I decided since I was going to be spending all day at the track anyway, …

Practice makes perfect

I have spent so much time in the garden over the last month that I’m almost sick of it! It’s partially my own fault because I have such a big garden – my bit of land is just over 1000 squared metres. That means there’s quite a bit of garden bed. In the last month I have focused on weeding and mulching …

What a little bird told me

I decided on the weekend it was way past time that I weeded my front garden. It was starting to look like a bit of a jungle, due in part to the failed vegetable patch, but largely because I have been ignoring the ever multiplying patch of greenery that shouldn’t be there.  So anyway, I plugged in my iPod with …

Game of Thrones Pondering

I have just finished binge watching season 5 of Game of Thrones and it really got me thinking. You see the TV series has diverged from the books quite significantly in some story lines: The TV show has progressed further in the timeline than the books, so things happen on the show that haven’t happened in the books Some story …

Getting Crafty

I love a good craft project. It feels like ages since I’ve actually done anything crafty (though my husband reminded me of all the bookmarks I made up for promoting All that Sparkles recently!) Anyway I decided it was time I revamped my office. I spend at least eight hours in this room every day so it should be a …

I’ll just finish this…. aka the time void that is Minecraft

It’s confession time. I’m a closet obsessive computer game nerd. I generally don’t play a lot of games because I know if I start a game, I’ll be obsessive about it until I finish it – which means time has no meaning and I forget to do a lot of things. I first noticed this issue in the late 90s …

Being a Swinger

The sidecar and my husband before things get dirty. I have a confession to make. I’m a swinger – a sidecar swinger that is! In my spare time I race around a vintage motocross track hanging off the side of a sidecar. Now most people who ride vintage motocross will tell you you have to have a few screws loose to …

Conference Tips for Newbies

I’ve just booked my flights for the Romance Writers of Australia national conference in Melbourne in August. I adore the conference as it’s three or four days of living, breathing and talking romance and writing with like-minded people. It’s such a supportive environment and I always come away with new friends, new inspiration and a refreshed enthusiasm for all things …

Sing like there’s no one watching

All right I confess, I love to sing. Now I’m not saying I’m very good at it, but I do like to belt out a good tune. This was demonstrated last Sunday. It was a gorgeous, sunny autumn day and I was in my car, alone, driving to see a friend when Uptown Funk (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars) came …

Why I won’t survive a zombie apocalypse

If the zombie apocalypse ever happens, I’m a goner. When life gets down to survival of the fittest there are three things everyone needs: food, water and shelter. Although I’m reasonably smart, have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and reckon I could outrun any of those monsters, I would fail in one monumental way. Food. You see my …