Tag Archives: family

Don’t hit yourself on the way out, 2018!

It’s been a… complicated 2018.  There was  the good: Aunt Enid was fun to write. It reminded me of many, many wonderful childhood memories and I finally got hold of my great aunt’s lemon butter recipe! I attended Melbourne Supanova for the first time…  Road trip! with three fellow authors, Matt, Kylie and Katie. Just…

Don’t hit yourself on the way out, 2018! was originally published on karen j carlisle

Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in admin stuff, family, health | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

All I want for Christmas is Jólabókaflóð

Not long now. Christmas is almost here, and another year is ending. I plan to try (yet again) to instigate the Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð. (Jolabokaflod means Yule Book Flood) where you give gifts of books and read books and eat chocolate on Christmas Eve. Why not join me? Here’s my Christmas gift to you: …

All I want for Christmas is Jólabókaflóð was originally published on karen j carlisle

Continue reading

Posted in books, chocolate, viola stewart | Tagged , , , , , , ,

The Year That Was

It’s inevitable. With the end of each year, comes the long lists of achievements, the dissertations of regret,  the (sometimes even longer) and lists of resolutions for the upcoming year. I promise I’ll stop this. I promise to do that. I promise… I promise I won’t go on forever. Regrets? I have a few – mostly…

The Year That Was was originally published on karen j carlisle

Continue reading

Posted in books, Costume, family | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Photo Friday: Food, Fun and My Own Book Shop

Food: Christmas dinner, leftovers and homemade shortbread (thanks, Cheryl).   Fun: The whole family is on holidays, with chances to play board games, a bonus D&D night and movie marathons. The new Labyrinth game I got for Christmas…   Not so fun: Recent storms brought downed trees and temporary power cuts through Adelaide. Luckily we…

Photo Friday: Food, Fun and My Own Book Shop was originally published on karen j carlisle

Continue reading

Posted in photography | Tagged , , , , , ,

Escaping Reality.

I’ve been putting off writing today’s blog post. So much has happened over the past week. My mind is still reeling. There’s been a lot of contemplation on serious and soul-searching subjects. We need a reprieve. On Friday, I posted photographs of my garden. I needed cheering up. Today, I just wanted to post pictures…

Escaping Reality. was originally published on karen j carlisle

Continue reading

Posted in Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Blinked and Almost Missed It: On Getting Old.

I’ve finally admitted it. I’m getting older. It’s a strange feeling. My mind still plays tricks on me. “Go on, the night’s still young,” it urges. “It’s only just gone midnight. Remember that time we stayed up til morning…” or “Twelve hour gaming session? No problems! We’ve done forty-eight straight before. This is a piece of…

I Blinked and Almost Missed It: On Getting Old. was originally published on karen j carlisle

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Photo Friday: An Ancient Devon Rex

I never thought I was a cat person. After long deliberation, I think I am a specific cat person. Not just any cat will do. And, like my human relationships, it takes a long time to deal with endings. Yesterday marked one year after the loss of my dear Tisha. She was twenty-two years old. That…

Photo Friday: An Ancient Devon Rex was originally published on karen j carlisle

Continue reading

Posted in photography | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment