Tuesday, 9 February 2016

On writing Nature Storybooks

I've been visiting Northern Queensland (sigh, but only electronically) to talk about writing 'Big Red Kangaroo' and 'Emu'.

Go here to visit.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016


VLine, Victoria's regional rail network has been having some challenges lately, with wheels and boomgates and schedules, so they offered free travel for first a week, then another.

We thought we'd avail ourselves and planned a trip to Clarkefield to meet family for dinner. We had an unexpected wait for our train (see previous challenges) and investigated a little park in Footscray that is tucked between rail and road. Twas a very contemplative wait and I resisted the urge to search for a plaque that revealed the park and rotunda history.

This sculpture is in Collins St in Melbourne. 'the Storyteller'. Love it!

This morning, I had half an hour's wait in Williamstown so the dog and I went a-walking. She loved all the unfamiliar scents. I loved the stillness and movement and light. The fishermen had coffee left in their thermos, the volunteers on the museum boat were testing their PA system. The new school in the old Customs House was just waking, and the students were arriving.

Same hour, same pier, different perspective. Magic.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

MoP 31: Learner


Like a flop-foot puppy
exploring the world
a new bicyclist wobbles

Saturday, 30 January 2016

MoP 30: Australia Day Festival

Australia Day Festival

a Snuff Puppet snail
consumes child after child
as their parents snap