July musings

It’s been a little while since I posted! Four of my family of five have been sick, and I went down sick with the kids a month ago. We also had a holiday in sunny Queensland during the school break (everyone was well), and then we were back home with a sick daughter. So I… Continue reading July musings

Different ways of thinking

There are so many different types of creativity and different ways to harness it. There’s also different ways to be logical and methodical and as many permutations as there are people for combining creativity and practicality. I am a blend of inspirational and practical thinking – I do love to be organised because it means… Continue reading Different ways of thinking

September holidays writing workshops for kids

Photo credit: Mandy Couzens Do you have any imaginative and creative children or grandchildren who would like to spend a few hours in the holidays writing a story? I’m running four writing workshops for kids in the September/October school holidays. I’ve presented these workshops in primary schools but this is the first time I’ve run… Continue reading September holidays writing workshops for kids

The Grand Imaginarium writing workshops for kids

On the loveliest of spring days these school holidays, my friend Renee and I took our kids to the Abbotsford Convent for a writing workshop with Lucinda Gifford, run through the Grand Imaginarium. Lucinda is an illustrator and writer. She showed the kids her sketchbook – it was amazing. If I could choose an instant… Continue reading The Grand Imaginarium writing workshops for kids

Mothers and daughters – books and excursions

Mothers and daughters – this is a subject that has been extensively used in mediocre, sentimental movies and rather ordinary novels with family sagas but it is also the source of brilliant books, movies and plays. I’m back from a lovely long weekend trip to Sydney with Miss 10 and my Mum. As Miss 10… Continue reading Mothers and daughters – books and excursions