Cruising Solo (pt 2)…Four Nights, Three Days at Sea
I have booked a table at the Japanese restaurant Izumi. After wandering aimlessly a helpful crew member points me in the right direction and eventually I make my way to the back of the boat, find the correct lift and arrive at level 12. I’m greeted and led to my table for one. The restaurant…
Cruising solo… trains, planes, automobiles and boats!
I’d made the very big mistake of packing early. Each day I added another bit of clothing, an extra pair of shoes, 3 sarongs, that book I was given at Christmas, magazines… all absolutely necessary for my 11 night cruise to the tropical South Pacific. The boat was leaving from Sydney Harbour and I would…
Twas the night before Christmas…and the bloody fridge broke down!
I got up at 6 am, Christmas eve, couldn’t sleep and thought I may as well start the day. Coffee on, grab the milk and something just isn’t right.
To tree or not to tree….sorry!
It’s 2 weeks till Christmas and we’ve been debating whether it’s really worth having a tree and here is why…
Thanks for coming out on a stormy Melbourne night.
It’s 6.30 pm on a rainy Monday evening. I arrive to find an original Featherston chair sitting on stage (thanks Lucy for lending us your precious family heirloom). Doris is checking that all is in order and we are both hoping our guests will brave the violent Melbourne weather and venture out…
MaryLou you make the most beautiful things.
I needed to buy a gift, something special so I headed up the freeway to the gallery and studio of potter Mary Lou Pittard. She produces beautiful and, more importantly, functional pieces. Her baking dishes can withstand the heat of the hottest oven, her porcelain rice scoops hold the perfect serve, her teapots pour and…
Anna’s talk and reading in Melbourne.
Monday November 24, 7pm We’re having a bit of a book chat and reading at Some Velvet Morning 123 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill. If you happen to be in Melbourne on Monday I’d love you to call in to this intimate little wine bar, have a drink, a chat and the chance get signed copies…
A very pleasant night in North Melbourne.
Thanks so much to Dieni and her wonderful book club girls for a great night last Friday. In a past life Dieni worked in publishing which is why the event ran seamlessly…
Meet the fabulous Paula Brown.
Sometimes you think you know someone until you dig deeper and find out who that person truly is.
Cindy and the lovely readers of Colac.
Some people have asked why I’m launching the book in Colac. Well it all comes back to Cindy. If you’re reading the books you’ll have discovered Christina’s go to girl, right hand women and all round organizational superhuman is her assistant Cindy Winter. You may also have noticed the name of the contact person for…