Category Archives: Thoughts

Books and Technology

Tweet       What exciting times we live in for books and publishing in terms of all the stimulating technology out there! I have embraced Kindle for both MacBooks,iPhone, iPad, have ibooks, iBookcreator and a blurb account.   As … Continue reading

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Summer Holidays

Tweet       Summer is for lying in cuddling whilst listening to birdsong   movies from the boot at the drive in   licking ice cream whilst on the swing   listening to chirping crickets and cicadas   stretching … Continue reading

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Autumn Daze-Rustic writings in a rural setting—-Autumn 1996 Northern Greece

Tweet           Gorgeous Gold Burnished Brown Glowing Golden leaves Burnt Orange Pale yellow corn Overflowing rivers Beautiful, bright, brilliant, deep reddish- brown hues colour the landscape and dot the mountains with dabs of colour.¬†Harvesting has been … Continue reading

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Mermyth Musings

Tweet Just thoughts on the theme…       Littlest fish Sweetest voice Hurting heart Longing soul Devilish deal Sacrificial soul Suffering self Unrequited love Desperate dreams Tragic destiny  

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Mermaid Musings from McCrae

Tweet Once again I’ll be revisiting the sea and returning to my second home to get back to my true salty, wet and wild nature. I may be posting poetry and prose from my mermaid myth novella which I hope … Continue reading

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To Miss Selemidis, with love

Tweet Today I received such a heartfelt xmas card with beautiful words of gratitude from a year 8 English student that I was so overwhelmed I teared up. This is what she wrote:         Miss, you are … Continue reading

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My Life in Education

Tweet Last year I had to write a piece on my contribution to my school as an educator. I’ve always found first person too self-conscious so I wrote this instead… An Ongoing Commitment to Education MELPOMENE SELEMIDIS arrived in Australia … Continue reading

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The Festival of Epiphany

Tweet So today is the day of the celebration of the festival of the epiphany! Greek orthodox Christians recognize and celebrate this day as the manifestation and appearance of Jesus, the Magi, the baptism of Christ and the blessing of … Continue reading

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What makes a teacher-What a teacher makes

Tweet The other day surrounded by colleagues and friends at our christmas¬†party amid speeches, cheers, toasts and tears I had an epiphany! After 20 years of teaching at the same school, apart from a stint overseas, I realised I was … Continue reading

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WHY I WRITE

Tweet I keep getting asked why I write so here is my answer: It’s not for stardom, accolades or money that I write. It’s another way to be creative, expressive and connect with others. It’s more than art therapy though. … Continue reading

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