Archives by Tag 'Cairns'
The 22nd of May is an auspicious day for me. I only knew one of my grandparents so Grandma Millett was extra special. Born on the 22nd of May, 1897, she was a rounded, huggable old lady, with her hair in a braided coronet, who lived a full and active life until she was 97. [...]
The morning started at 4 am with a local tinnie driver doing a donut around Roo Bin Esque. Luckily I wanted to watch a meteorite shower so I was happy to be awake. Sadly the clouds had other ideas and for once the stars and meteorites were hidden from sight. Dawn broke with a sigh [...]
The day started with a leisurely walk on Trinity Beach, a bath for Zeus and breakfast by the pool. That was all too much for Zeus who then needed a pensioners nap… GW sent up a protective mantle of sandalwood smoke to ward off the mozzies – particularly those with the stripy footie socks who [...]
It’s been a strange old week, starting with some highs, working its way through some deep lows, and ending somewhere in between. On Monday I submitted the completed structural edit for Half Moon Bay after a frantic couple of weeks, including house-guests, solar eclipses, and a hectic flying schedule. I’m happy with the extra depth [...]
I’m visiting the wonderful Tote Bags ‘n’ Blog today and talking about the colours that make our land so special to us. Find the conversation at : http://authorsoundrelations.blogspot.com.au/
It’s on again! This weekend readers, writers, lovers of poetry, comedy fans and anyone interested in stories will descend on Cairns for the Tropical Writers Festival. The event is being held at Rydges Tradewinds Hotel on the Esplanade. Friday will see poet wordsmith, David Stavanger, working with writers on transforming their stories from the page to [...]
Ever heard of a ‘wet jocks’ competition? No? Neither had I until yesterday, but apparently they’re as much fun, only different, as a ‘wet t-shirt competition.’ When I made the long trek north to Cooktown to run a one day writing workshop for Queensland Writers Centre I was expecting to meet some interesting people and [...]
Wow! What a fabulous day This morning I took part in a Writers Festival at Trinity Bay High School in Cairns. It’s an annual event that draws students from around the region and allows writers to share their experiences and ideas. The computer lab in the library blew me away! School was never like this when [...]
Ok, I may be biased, but what a fabulous evening! Thank you so much to everyone who turned out on such a windy night in Cairns to celebrate the launch of Burning Lies. It was always going to be an auspicious day for a launch. My 90 year old mum was with us this year [...]
I’m chatting with the lovely Fiona Palmer today about bush fires and the inspiration for Burning Lies. Find us at http://www.fionapalmer.com/ and join in the discussion about bush fires and your memories of them.