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Happy Holidays!

Seasons Greetings from Western Australia!

I hope you and your family are having a wonderful time this holiday season. It’s hard to feel “Christmassy” in Australia as it’s blazing mid-summer sunshine in Dec… but Muesli & I did dress up a bit to get into the holiday spirit! ;-)

In case you’re wondering, Muesli’s little [...]

Baby steps on my 'Dream Cottage Garden'...

In the last few weeks – when I haven’t been writing – I’ve been spending every spare moment outside, busily trying to create my “Dream Cottage Garden”!

It’s been a steep learning curve and I’ve spent hours online, reading all about annuals vs perennials, “deep shade” vs “part-sun”, fertilisers, fish emulsion and foliage feeds… not [...]

Operation Dream Cottage Garden... begins!

OMG – I’ve just discovered gardening… and I think I’m in love!! (Is this another symptom of middle age setting in?? ;-) )

Well, actually, I’ve always looked wistfully at other people’s gardens – especially those cottage-style gardens… ooh, I’d always desperately wanted a quaint, romantic garden like that, with climbing roses and a profusion [...]

Behind-the-Scenes: The Making-Of "Four Puddings and a Funeral" Book Cover

The 6th book in my Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, Four Puddings and a Funeral, is releasing at the end of this month and I’m really excited to share the cover with you, plus show you how it was created!

As some of you may know, I design my own covers and it [...]

Muesli's Corner: Making Friends with Hooch Pooch!

I was so touched to receive some wonderful gifts from my readers recently – it was like Christmas all over again!

First, there was the beautiful “fan art” created by Patrick Wirbeleit in Germany, who sent me his paper-cut illustration of the “Little Stables Tearoom” from my Oxford Tearoom Mysteries

Look [...]