I didn’t plan beyond the first week. I had a list of prompts and scenes, for if I got stuck in a rut, but I didn’t use them. I am getting way too comfortable in the familiar of the rut. I need to commit to climbing out of it faster! I got sick. And then… Read More 5 Reasons I Failed NaNoWriMo, … but I still feel like I won
I wouldn’t call myself competitive, because I’m not always aiming to win. Trying not to be an arrogant twit about it – but I want my tombstone to read ‘resilient’, ‘adventurous’, and ‘tenacious’ (as well as Loving Wife etc). I think these words are reserved for people who put their creativity out on the line.… Read More 5 reasons to compete
I’m in! Can’t believe I’m signing up for this again. It would be amazing if I could beat what I managed to get out last year: 12,670. That novel has since grown to a 49,708 word beast that is no where near finished the zero-th draft and needs a lot of chopping. But I can’t… Read More NaNoWriMo 2017
My two favourite theatres in Sydney are part of the fabric of the community. They provide affordable and entertaining theatre all year round. They are a true home to artists. Genesian Theatre – Kent St On the site of an old church in the heart of the city is my beloved Genesian theatre. As a… Read More Theatre in the Heart of Sydney
I’ve just moved back to Australia from the United Kingdom and the packing was a mammoth task! It was very much worth it though. We’ve had more sun the last two weeks in Sydney than I think we had all summer in London. Wearing SPF 50 daily for my pasty rosacea riddled skin. I do… Read More What’s in my suitcase?
I have $20 to spend on a writing course. Woohoo! How? I filled out the Australian Writers’ Centre survey and they gave it to me. For free. It was quick and easy to do. I love this team of industry professionals, they are so generous and welcoming! So the question is: Which one??? Click on… Read More Writing course wishlist
The Lakes are a beautiful place. Enchanting and absorbing. It’s the kind of place where you turn a corner and expect to find a faery ring. On the final night of my visit I dreamt of dragons (and no, I was too busy travelling I hadn’t caught up on Game of Thrones then … I… Read More Helvellyn and Aira Force
Haddon hall is gorgeous and full of real and cinematic history. There is no rope or prescribed route. Minimal crowds. You meander your way through as you please. An oakpanelled room had an open fire and a musician playing twice during the day. A classical guitarist strummed to our visit, but I think they change… Read More Haddon Hall: for Jane Eyre and Princess Bride fans
If you’re a Pride and Prejudice fan (guilty! Though Persuasion is my favourite Austen) then you’ll likely be familiar with this question. Which makes for a better Pemberley? Luckily you don’t have to answer it because you can visit both in person like my husband and I did. Or watch either as Pemberley. In the… Read More Chatsworth house or Lyme park?
My time in London is coming to an end after 18 months of incredible experiences. Here are just a few, not strictly in order except for number ten… that one is definitely last: West End – All the theatre. All the musicals. All of it. I’ve absolutely loved it! The Globe – because, duh. My… Read More 10 London Favourites