Welcome to the world of a booktuber

The world of books is changing. When I attended Bryce Courtenay’s final Masterclass, I was amazed when he told the class he had a professional researcher whose job involved searching for information that he needed for his story writing. Most recently my path crossed with Miranda, a Booktuber, till then I never knew about this …Read More

Keeping Books Alive

The world of books! How do we keep them alive? As an author and primary teacher I’m passionate about this concept. Recently I attended a seminar that promoted the love of books. I want to share this experience with my readers. Enjoy the journey I’m about to take you on. People leaned against the red …Read More

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

As winter has hit us in Australia, I thought it was time to write a blog about this chilly season, the one I admit, is my least favourite. There are a few likes and comforts to get me through the long dark days, sitting by the fire is one, another, knowing it is footy season …Read More

Forever in lights

A crowd gathered around her feet. People wore scarves and gloves. Cameras were pulled out of bags. Snaps were taken of the lady with bright red lips, whose dress blew permanently in the breeze. Set against the night sky, she stood near the streetlights, forever in the spotlight. Her painted toenails matched the colour of …Read More

Scrumptious Storytelling in Sweets

Splashes of colour filled the room and the smell of freshly baked cakes lingered in the air as I entered a delicious place. A man with a huge grin and white apron stood behind the counter packing delicate little cakes for a lady who was patiently waiting. I gazed at the shelves full of colourful …Read More

The Little Free Library in Caulfield is launched with love

‘Actions speak louder than words,’ so the saying goes and I’m a believer in this. Paying it forward to others can lead to wide spread movement allowing for positive change. Being a teacher and author, I’ve always had a love of books and storytelling. As a child, attending story time at the library was a …Read More

The Inaugural Bayside Authors Expo

The grand hall at Beaumaris library was filled with tables that surrounded the room. Today a special event was happening and some magic was transforming the space. I carried my books to my spot and placed them on display as other authors worked around me. Posters were hung and tablecloths spread, many books of various …Read More

The Little Free Library Awaits

Spotted behind the orange, red and lemon roses was a door to discovery, The Little Free Library awaits its new readers. Someone had whispered to me about this hidden gem in Melbourne and being an explorer, I jumped into my car and headed for the location. In my bag was my wallet, mobile and of …Read More

Hidden Secrets in the Hills

New experiences are enriching and exploration enlightening. I’ve visited the Dandenong Ranges many times and the area of Sassafras where there is a street full of magical places. Travelling back in time, Miss Marples welcomes visitors in a cosy manner with homemade soups, pies and toasted finger sandwiches, one of my favourites, being the tasty …Read More

Enter another world

Previously I blogged about ‘Beauty lies in your own backyard’ and now I’m sharing another way to experience entering another world. Everyone needs peace and quiet in their busy lives and I love entering a crystal shop. There are many crystal shops around and Qi in Caulfield Victoria Australia is one of my favourites. As I …Read More