Why you should write a novel this November

November is around the corner…and if November is around the corner, so too is NaNoWriMo. Nano wtf? National Novel Writing Month. Get it? Essentially the challenge is to, along with a few hundred thousand other people, get 50,000 words out of … Read More

Ketchup’s Bank Glamping

I distinctly recall the last time I stayed in a tent. It was in a caravan park in Mallacoota – we were living in Bombala at the time – and I must have been about 13. It was a 6 … Read More

Happy Ever After – The Cover Reveal

Here it is – the cover for my next novel, Happy Ever After. Do you only get one chance at a happy ever after? Kate and Neil met at a protest march in Sydney in August 1985 – Kate was marching, Neil … Read More

On the road again…part 2

For part 1, check out last weeks post. Canberra to Eucumbene 169kms After another sub-freezing start – gotta love Canberra in the winter – it was off to Eucumbene with a stop in Cooma for groceries, alcohol and the cheapest … Read More

A Day In The Life Of A Writer…

I was lucky enough to be featured in my friend Jodi Gibson’s A Day In The Life Of A Writer series. The day I chose was a few weeks ago, but is pretty typical of a normal working day – … Read More

On the road again…

So, we’ve been on a road trip. From the Sunshine Coast to Eucumbene – and back again. In total, we’ve covered over 3600kms and played about the same number of songs – okay, that last stat is an exaggeration, but … Read More

Clancy of the Campfire…

We’re about to head out on a road trip. Our destination is a locality called Eucumbene – in the south of NSW near the Snowy Mountains. It’s about a 40-minute drive from Cooma and the same from Jindabyne and in the … Read More

Melbourne

Yes, it’s that time of the year again – the weekend that Ms T and I do our annual weekend away in Melbourne. It’s something that we’ve been doing for years now – since she was about 10, I suppose…maybe … Read More

How to make crumpets

It’s winter – even if the blue sky is telling you otherwise – and at winter your fancy turns to comfort food and cups of tea. And what can be better comfort food than toasty warm crumpets with melting butter … Read More

Tyne Cot and Ypres – On Flanders Fields

Tyne Cot Just over 50 kms from Brugge (Bruges) and 40kms from Lille sits an area of farmland. There are blossoms and Cyprus trees and, at this time of the day, the birdsong is glorious. This is Tyne Cot Commonwealth … Read More