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A 'Book Pilgrimage' to Vienna... (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1, you can catch up HERE

Welcome back to my “book pilgrimage” in honour of Mary Stewart’s Airs Above the Ground! – combined with my 20th wedding anniversary special trip!

After a wonderful time in Salzburg and a magical stay at a [...]

A 'Book Pilgrimage' to Vienna... (Part 1)

A few months ago, I fulfilled the dream of a lifetime: to do a “book pilgrimage” to Vienna.

As many of my fans know, Mary Stewart is one of my all-time favourite authors and ever since I was a teenager, I’d long dreamt of visiting the setting of her novel,  Airs Above the Ground [...]

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 [...]