The first thing I did was drop the toddler on the floor. In my defense, it was early days and I didn’t know then that she still needed to learn how to bend in the middle. With her legs stuck out like an Olympic skier she went downhill at a hundred miles an hour, fell … More Cousins and other close relations
I am on my own for a few weeks and is often the case when I’m on my own, I go crazy. Tonight I ditched the shower and had a bath. The bath in our house is primarily used in those two or three manic weeks when the kids are here and need dunking in … More The Bath
Some days the world is weird… And other days you get to look at it from an entirely different perspective.
This week I took the big step of taking an idea and pushing it out into the world. When I went to England in 2018 I took some copies of “I am not Joe Donovan” with me and I thought, like the innocent lamb that I am, that a few copies, left in interesting places … More Where in the world are you Joe?
Recently I read a book called, “Dear Writer You Need to Quit” by Becca Syme. Midway through she casually mentions writers who write a book a month. What is that about? A BOOK a MONTH! ARE THEY INSANE? Turns out they probably are, but they are making mega bucks writing for online platforms where they’re … More Dreams of Export Earnings
I’ve discovered the house has a language of it’s own. It creaks and groans and when the wind blows, it slams and bangs and sounds like a prop forward in a hard fought game of rugby. The one thing it doesn’t have right now, is a lot of occupants. Last weekend when the sun shone … More Aftermath and Beyond
I was an AFS student and this is a recipe from my American Mom. She made it and sent it to me one Christmas in the 1990’s. It was packed in the bags of some friends who came to NZ every year. Grateful to them, and to her for including the recipe. Combine: 1 cup … More Recipe for Killer Chocolate Peanut Slice