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Speedway makeover

Monday, 23 March 2009 by

On Saturday we went to Narrogin for Speedway to watch my Dad race. We arrived at Frankie’s shed to pick up Dad’s car and were very impressed with the new paint job. My Uncle Alan is a signwriter so it comes in handy and with a few helpers they had put on new panels and spruced the Falcon up. (Most of them being Holden fans, of course, they’d added a few extra improvements by painting over all Ford badges and stuck on Holden ones) On the top of the car a sticker reads “Pimp my speedway car performed by:” and a list of mates who’d helped with the makeover. (Dad thanks you all soooo much!) It was a big night of racing, 30 junior cars had turned up and needed three separate heats. Dad races in the Street Stock division and started each of his heats at the rear of the field as he’d just

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Clean Shears at the Woolorama

Tuesday, 17 March 2009 by

I’m into my new book called The Cleanest Cut and went to the Woolorama especially to watch the clean shears and gain some knowledge for the book. Cheers to Julene and Jason for introducing me to Nigel Reid who gave me the lowdown on the clean shears and how the points work, etc. It was greatly appreciated seeing as Nigel was soon off to shear in the Open. He’s in the red singlet and was the first to bung out his starting sheep in around a minute and eight seconds. I really enjoyed watching the shearing and came away happy and confident to continue with the book. For all interested our winner in the Open was Mark Buscomb who did his 10 sheep in a time of 14.52 and an overall score of 64.80.

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Wagin Woolorama

Tuesday, 17 March 2009 by

We recently went to Woolorama at Wagin, I needed information for the next book, and so we tramped around with the kids. They had a few rides and ate plenty of stuff that sends them silly, but overall it was a great day. I really liked the vehicles on parade and especially liked Kathleen’s recently finished ute.

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Early bird reading offer for Red Dust

Friday, 27 February 2009 by

My good friend Fleur McDonald, from Esperance way – yay, another WA writer, is soon to have her book Red Dust out on the shelves. It’s all very exciting to see another rural style book out there and this is Fleur’s first book and I myself can’t wait to read it. So for those of you interested this has just come through from Allen and Unwin’s eNewsletter. Here’s a chance to read Red Dust before it’s published. All you have to do is sign up for the Allen and Unwin’s eNewsletter and follow the instructions below. If you’d like to be the first to read and review a fantastic outback novel from a fabulous new author before it is published, then send an email to with ‘Red Dust review’ in the subject and tell us why you want to read and review Red Dust by Fleur McDonald (due for publication in May). We have two

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Overflowing in-tray

Tuesday, 24 February 2009 by

This is our kitten Bullet, who has found my in-tray and loves sleeping there. (Must be quiet and away from the kids.) He makes a very good paperweight!

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