Happy Oz day, mate!

Today, on Australia Day, we celebrate our privilege to live in a democratic country, with clean air, clean water, fresh food, good health care, accessible education for all and a beautiful, extraordinary, challenging, inspiring landscape. Everyone loves the land of...

It only takes a spark

Earlier this week, I was working on a client’s manuscript… (Actually, I’ve been working on this one so long the client is now a good – although living in another hemisphere – friend.) As I was saying; I was working on his manuscript...

Sea, sand and butterflies.

The munchkins came for a sleep-over with The Old Boy, Rex and me. As it’s summer time here in the Land of Oz, we decided after tea to take them to the beach for a swim and an icecream.¬†We brought the Wonder Dog with us. I had visions of a nice stroll along the...

Tolkien’s women

I had an interesting chat with a friend on Facebook re The Hobbit and I thought I’d drag the conversation/discussion/surely-not-an-argument here to my little blog. Someone had posted an article decrying Tolkien’s perceived misogyny, or at least his...