Monthly Archives: September 2010

Desert Dreaming-Broome Blog

Tweet Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting. I’m back from my sojourn to the north-west town of Broome in vast Western Australia: a timeless low- lying land lost in the dry, dusty, red wilderness, framed by lush green mangroves, skirted by … Continue reading

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CHECKMATE- Quick as a FLASH FICTION-10 second read

Tweet CHECK MATE The dark boy with the chocolate eyes looked up at the golden girl with sandy hair and smiled as she advanced her Queen. He could’ve taken her King but sacrificed his Bishop. A victorious smile spread across … Continue reading

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Tweet DESPICABLE ME Last night after much pleading and pouting by my 7y0 we ventured out to Northland to see “Despicable Me”, in 3D of course and it was surprisingly good. Very good in fact. Sia says she’d give it … Continue reading

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Mermyth Musings

Tweet Last night I was up all night, whilst everyone in the house was slumbering, finally, reading and more importantly writing my shiny, slightly salty mermyth story. It’s really exciting to be creating something I feel very passionate about and … Continue reading

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Learning from “The Alchemist”by Paulo Coelho

Tweet LESSONS LEARNT from “THE ALCHEMIST” Part 1 Today we studied “The Alchemist” in the Year 11 ESL class and shared Morrocan Mint Tea, Chai Lattes, Almonds & Dates, in a haze of sandalwood incense and shaded by lush palm … Continue reading

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Spring Haiku

Tweet O busy bee, Stop Buzzing and making honey And smell the roses Howling wind chills me Right down, deep into my bones Making me shiver Blanket of snowfall Covering the mountainside Like in a snowdome Crunchy golden leaves Whirling … Continue reading

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List Poem

Tweet THINGS TO DO: So much to do, so little time. Sinks full of dishes. Rooms full of clutter. Clothes to be folded, ironed and put away. Photos to be framed. Bathrooms to be scrubbed. Carpet to be vacuumed. Floors … Continue reading

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Melbourne Writer’s Festival

Tweet Well, here I am at my first Writer’s Festival in cosmopolitan Melbourne, UNESCO City of Literature which apparently has the highest amount of writers worldwide! My writer friend Ernur and I are adding to that statistic and hope to … Continue reading

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Stolen Kisses Taste Like Wine-untitled Pantoum poem

Tweet               Stolen kisses taste like wine Butterflies change their minds Angel’s wings flutter by A lover’s smile caught in the eye   Butterflies change their minds Seeking souls to inspire A lover’s smile … Continue reading

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Parent Teacher Night

Tweet Here I am after 6 hours of sitting and talking  to parents about their cherubs or demons (mostly demons) and I’m over it, especially after the disgusting dinner. After 20 years you’d think I would be used to soggy … Continue reading

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