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Photo Friday: Time Travellers’ Picnic

International ‘Pretend to be a Time Travellers’ Day’ is traditionally held on 8th December each year. Last Sunday we calibrated our chronospheres, jumped in the TARDIS or appropriated a Vortex Manipulator to attend this year’s picnic. It was wonderful to see members of Steampunk South Australia, Cosplay for a Cause Adelaide and Australian Costumers’ Guild, as…

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Photo Friday: In the Garden

Last week I partook of ‘feel good’ Tryptophan and Phenylethylalanine via (way too much – is there such a thing?) dark chocolate. This week I’ve added Endorphins* to my arsenal to dispel the gloomy funk set in after weeks of anxiety. And what better way to get exercise than pottering in my garden in an…

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Photo Friday: Roses for Remembrance.

It’s spring. Already the native bees are swarming, the blue tongues are ferreting in the grass, the birds are nesting and the butterflies and dragonflies are flitting about. The smell of freshly turned earth and mown grass wafts through the back door and soothes the worries of the week. A heady perfume follows on the…

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Author Interview at Aeronautics Anonymous

Thanks to C William Perkins for interviewing me. You can find it on this webpage:  Aeronautics Anonymous – Punk Interviews. C W is a steampunk author who promotes other indie writers. Feel free to leave a comment and check out the other interviews.

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The Aftermath of a Long, Hot Summer.

It’s Easter long weekend. It’s not over thirty degrees Celcius. And I’m free (and healthy enough) to potter in my beloved garden. It’s the first time I’ve had a hope of achieving something useful in the garden for months, without collapsing, getting sunburned or jar my knees digging in the hard-baked soil. Today’s mission was a full garden assessment…

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Ideas Photo Shoot: History and Nature

One of the exciting things about living in South Australia is the history. When I moved here I discovered something: South Australians are very proud of their heritage, part of this is discovering not only settlement history but native history as well.  The week I was invited, as part of the local writers group, to a…

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Discovering My Green Thumb is lost in the Aether.

Yesterday I wrote a blog post about my garden – complete with an accompanying photo. I scheduled it to post automatically this morning.  I trusted WordPress to deliver said post promptly, then crosspost it to the varying social media according to the promise of the attached apps. I then busied myself at a costume workshop,…

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New Beginnings

We have had record summer rains here in South Australia – a welcome relief after a week of bush fires. Officially we have had 45mm so far this month. At home, I have recorded almost sixty millimetres in our front yard. Twenty-eight millimetres on the first day alone! Sadly, some of my friends get depressed with…

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Welcome to 2015!

(edited version – this is what happens when I am too organised, then can’t access computer due to events…) Welcome to 2015. I hope you all had a joyous (and safe) time. We had a ball on New Year’s Eve, seeing in the new year with friends  and family. On Thursday we saw the last…

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What Was, What Is and What Will Be.

The Obligatory Year Round Up Post. It is less than a week til New Year.  It has become a tradition for television to trot out The Year that Was specials. It seems almost everyone in the blogging world starts listing their achievements. Friends (and complete strangers) extol their regrets and sincerely pledge their New Year’s…

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