In one of the writing courses I did last month, I learned that there are two types of writers: plotters and pantsers. Plotters plot out their story before they start. They probably have an outline for the book, detailing the twists and turns so that they know what happens before they even write the first sentence. … Continue reading So quiet at this time of year. Not much on at all. Said no-one ever.
It feels like three days ago that I dragged armchairs around the lounge room floor to make space for the Christmas tree. And we hung decorations covered in glitter and foam shapes from kindergarten. But it wasn't three days ago at all. It was 12 months. Did I just go to the toilet and when … Continue reading That’s another one down and it was good
In December I was touched by the first of the Facebook posts and email messages from businesses that thanked their lovely customers for their support and wished them and their families a safe and happy holiday season. Call me the Grinch, but after my email inbox and Facebook newsfeed filled with them, they started to … Continue reading Thanks…
Elsie told Santa in a shopping centre that she’d like a colourful wooden train. He said he knew exactly the one she was talking about and for a few moments they nodded and agreed about the size of the red and yellow pieces on the train. Afterwards I led Elsie through a toy store and … Continue reading You better not cry, you better not pout
I was filling an order yesterday for a pastel birds mobile and gave the old design a freshen up with bright new fabrics and a cute little tail feather. I love filling orders and prior to Christmas I did nothing but that. So when our family started to arrive on Christmas Day I'd barely made … Continue reading A fresh look for summer
I love prudent advice and wise insights. During our trip around Australia, I shared a Cairns house and worked to save money for the next leg of our journey. There were 15 of us in that house, five nationalities and three jobs (two of which were mine). One of the other tenants was an Aussie … Continue reading I got a hippopotamus for Christmas
I love Christmas decorations, but I'm not into snowmen and candy canes. So, I've made some of these little birds: They're the same style as those in my most popular nursery mobile (the pink and red birds), but in 12 co-ordinating red and white fabrics. Getting right into the spirit of handmade Christmas decorations, I suggested to … Continue reading Christmas decorations