Pink = happy

Last night family and friends gathered for a “think pink” party for me. It was partly for my birthday (let’s not talk numbers) and partly to raise funds for the Look Good Feel Better program for breast cancer patients. (I asked people to donate to...

What the Raven Saw

I rarely review on this blog. However, today I want to do a little rave about a children’s book I’ve just read. Now, before you ‘I-only-read-grownup-fiction’ people switch off, I beg you to read to the end. You never know; you might be so...

Santa Claus is coming to town.

This morning, in my town, Santa is riding into town. It’s the day of the Christmas Pageant. It’s billed as the largest street parade of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s only rival in the rest of the world is Macey’s Parade in New York....

Why read fiction?

Someone asked me, ‘What’s the point of reading fiction?’ Slightly gob-smacked that this would come from someone I know, I blurted the first thing that popped into my head: It teaches us things about the world. (Lame, I know, but remember I was in...