I was lucky to be speaking at the Lipstick in the Limelight event for 2009 in Wagin [Otober 27]. All about empowering rural women, it was an initiative of the Wagin Woodanilling Landcare Zone and an amazing day. I met some wonderful rural ladies (90 attended) and we had Maggie Dent speaking up first. Maggie
I played golf on the weekend. (Can I play? … not really, but the walk is amazing around the rocks.) Anyway this is our number 16 tee where I found this bunch of spider orchids. I’ve never seen so many together and these were smaller than the those I normally find. They didn’t come out
Ah … my mum and dad hard at it setting up! They were my roadies! (Mind you my dad and my hubby Das spent the two days cruising around the field day, they said it was huge!). I meet lots of wonderful people, old friends and work colleagues. But the best was hearing from those
We trekked up to Dowerin, borrowed caravan in tow and met up with my parents, who’d just come back down from a little trip up north to visit some relatives in Geraldton and Northampton, and some other friends who had already set up camp with a roaring fire and cold drinks. Here’s dad, left, cooking
I’m going up to the Dowerin Field Days this year on August 26-27. I’ve never been before and can’t wait to check it out. I will have a stand in the Lifestyles Pavilion site 12, (selling & signing books of course) so if anyone is up that way for it come and see me at
On my way to Perth for an appointment, I was driving through Brookton near my cousins farm and saw the most beautiful morning sight as the fog sat through the land. Its quite hilly around Brookton, well compared to Pingaring anyway, and the fog was just in these little low-lying patches and was amazing to
Well we had the bonfire, but it was a really cold night so we cheated and put it close to the veranda so we had shelter. We will save the dead tree out the back for another night. As you can see the marshmallows were a big hit as usual.
It was my little girl’s 6th birthday recently and she’d requested a bonfire for her party, and also a bonfire cake! This was the end result. She had a ball, (which kids don’t at a party) and we went through two packets of marshmallows later by the real bonfire.
I enjoyed the three hour drive to Albany as I plotted out ideas for the third book as well as planning chapter 12 of The Cleanest Cut. Its nice to have time to yourself, no kids, and your choice of music! So here I was happily signing books in Albany. Big thanks to Aunty Ida
This is a photograph I took of the Stirling Ranges on the way to Albany last week. My grandparents used to live in Albany and on the holidays I would head down to stay with them. I always thought they looked like sleeping beauty crossed with a dwarf. Ah …that’s just one kids imagination!