Spring has sprung

by / Monday, 02 September 2013 / Published in Events, Everyday Life


I just had to go for a walk this morning. Such a gorgeous day. Could hear the bee’s and flies buzzing and the ants were all out and busy.  It was a perfect way to start the day and Sally my dog was really happy for the walk.   (come on mum, hurry up!)

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The crops are looking great around our area which is wonderful to finally see. We all have our fingers crossed for the season to end well. You don’t count your chickens until the grain is in the bin!


Nearly 14 rows on this head, but no grain yet. Hopefully when the grains begin to grow the frosts stay away.

I just had to stand in this crop and see how tall it was. I was being careful to stand in the rows so I didn’t crush any. 🙂 Call me a crop Gnome!


Being away at Dowerin for nearly four days was great fun but very tiring, so it’s great to be back home and back into a routine. Here’s a picture of us at Dowerin (which the lovely Rach Johns took).  My mum is in the right spot to look like she’s on the banner in the background. lol love it. We had a very busy two days, a couple of sleepless nights but overall another fantastic time. It was great to be able to sell people the new book. So many would come up and go ‘oh, i’ve got them all’. I had great delight in pointing out The Outback Heart and then watching the excitement as they realised it was the new one. Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the books you got. 🙂


Oh and if you’re not on Facebook, I am running a competition!  To win a signed copy of The Outback Heart all you have to do is email me at and tell me your favourite outback spot.  I will be drawing a winner at random on Friday at 8am. (so I can get the book off in Friday’s mail). Good luck. x

4 Responses to “Spring has sprung”

  1. LOL on your mum being the cover girl in that banner. It looks EXACTLY like that and what a gorgeous cover girl she is. Was great to catch up with you again 🙂 xo

    • Admin says : Reply

      Yep, Rach it’s always great to catch up with you. Don’t foget to send my personalised copy of Outback Dreams!!!! I can’t wait. 😉 x

  2. Miranda says : Reply

    Thanks again for signing my book at Newdegate today Fiona. Was nice to put a face to the name! Seen you out at the Pingaring Golf Club a time or two when I babysat a few years ago or played the odd round. Now I don’t have to play the ‘wonder who that is?’ game anymore!

    I was a bit frazzled by the time I got around to your stall so I may not have been quite all that eloquent but just wanted to add that I’ve spoken to a lot of rural people who are all so inspired by you (including myself!). I’ve persued writing on and off since my high school days and during my uni ears and it certainly isn’t easy to write a book let alone five and with a family and a normal job too! So hats off to you!

    Keep it up and we’re all looking forward to more! 🙂

    • Admin says : Reply

      Thanks Miranda! I can place you now I know your last name lol. I hope you have found time to read the book but most importantly, I hope you are loving it. See you around. xx

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