Midweek Moment #62: Simple Beauty

Midweek Moment #62: Simple Beauty

As I have more than one photo this week, I'll start with Monique's, which she took while in Tasmania a couple of weeks ago. Walking through the rainforest in cold, wet south-western Tasmania, I took the opportunity to get some macro shots before the rain came...

Gill Kenny: A Letter To My Younger Self

Gill Kenny: A Letter To My Younger Self

Today, my dear friend, fellow dog-lover, and aspiring writer, Gill Kenny joins me in the attic. She's written a beautiful and moving letter to her 22-year-old self.   Gill left Ireland at the age of 18, to learn French while working as an au-pair...

Is Blogging Worth It?

Is Blogging Worth It?

Blogging is a big commitment. I've done it for three-and-a-half years now, and there have been times I’ve been tempted to let it lapse. When it's felt like too much of a burden, another deadline, a time-sucker. I’m not a quick writer, and I can’t...

Midweek Moment #61: Lake Landscapes

Midweek Moment #61: Lake Landscapes

I'm going to start with Monique's photo this week as not only is it much more exciting than mine, but it was taken in Tasmania, that place which is never far from my heart. Monique and her husband escaped to Tasmania last week for their first holiday of...

Tabetha Rogers-Beggs: A Writing Whirlwind

Tabetha Rogers-Beggs: A Writing Whirlwind

This week's guest in the attic is my busy writerly friend, Tabetha Rogers Beggs. Tabetha is mix of all things creative; performer, playwright, writer and philosopher. She is the Chairwoman of the historic Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers' Centre,...

Joyce Mathers: Writing For Weddings

Joyce Mathers: Writing For Weddings

I'm so proud to introduce today's guest in the attic—Joyce Mathers. Joyce grew up in the northeast of Scotland and after falling in love with Australia while on holiday, returned here to live in 1990. She's owned many businesses over the...

Shannon Meyerkort: Wearing Many Hats

Shannon Meyerkort: Wearing Many Hats

This week, local writer, Shannon Meyerkort, joins me in the attic. Shannon is a writer and blogger based in Perth, where she lives with her husband and three daughters. She has been published in various magazines, both print and online, has had short stories...

Midweek Moment #60: A Floral Feast

Midweek Moment #60: A Floral Feast

Monique and I can't help ourselves when it comes to flowers, and I hope you're not bored that we're bringing more of them today. But they are beautiful, and it is Spring ... Long-term readers of this blog know I'm firmly in the Margaret Olley trenches when it...

Nadia L. King: Are My Boobs Guilty

Nadia L. King: Are My Boobs Guilty

This week's post is a little different, but something I think all women of a certain age will relate to, so keep reading ... Nadia L. King was born in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1970s. Her first book “Jenna’s Truth” will be published this month by Aulexic...