Posted in August 2011

Write on Wednesday… Take a Walk

  Read the excerpt from Tredinnick‘s book below: “To write well is to make your sentences well. Whatever you want to write, it’s sentences you’re going to need to master. Your task is to get to the end of each sentence, one after the other. But not just any old how. You have to get somewhere … Continue reading

Weekend Wind Up

Mondays make me so sad, so very sad. That’s why I do the Weekend Wind Up, to cling onto the goodness that was Saturday and Sunday, until that time of the week when it becomes appropriate to start looking forward to the next weekend. This week I have put together a photo tour of all that … Continue reading

It’s Friday

Today is my first day of a long weekend with my family but for the world, there is sad news. My thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved in the ABC crash and the Pukkelpop disaster. Today is one of those days when maybe you just need to flip the bird and … Continue reading

A Love Hate Relationship

Today The Designer and I are all packed and ready to spend the weekend in the country with my family. We will leave straight from the city tonight and drive there. I am not the best at packing. Not even for three nights. I’d like to be better. I pack, re-pack, give up on packing… … Continue reading

Write on Wednesdays… A gift of Serendipity

This week Felicity and Write on Wednesdays are in cahoots. Write on Wednesdays is going to use her Word of the Week as our writing prompt. Write On Wednesdays Exercise 10 – A Gift of Serendipity… Take Felicity‘s Word of the Week. Write it at the top of your page. Set your timer for 5 minutes. Write the … Continue reading

Weekend Wind Up

I had a bloody good weekend. I had one of those weekends where today, Monday, all day I just want the weekend to keep going. On Saturday The Designer and I shimmied over to Balmain where we guzzled Sauvignon Blanc and ate hot rock tapas. Pre-food arrival, I did not understand what the fuss was. … Continue reading

I am a magnet for hazard

Some people would say I’m a klutz. They would not be wrong. Recently I was walking to the bus stop from work. It was dark but not super late and it was raining. There was a small dip in the road. This small and relatively insignificant combination resulted in me going headfirst toward the tarmac. … Continue reading

Write on Wednesday… Think with Character

Time again for Write on Wednesdays. On Thursday. Write On Wednesdays Exercise 9 – Think with Character. Choose a character from your writing posts. You can still do this exercise if you are new to WoW – select a character from another piece of your writing or simply work through the exercise from scratch.   Now, think about the character in … Continue reading

Family Matters

It was about two years ago when I received a Facebook friend request from an unknown name. Normally, I instantly delete these requests but this one struck a chord with me, the first name in question was one that I knew. My Mum comes from a family of six children who grew up with a … Continue reading

Write on Wednesday… The clock winked

Write On Wednesdays Exercise 8 – The clock winked…Write the words “The clock winked” at the top of your page. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after the prompt. Stop when the buzzer rings. Do this exercise over and over if you wish. Write beyond 5 minutes if you … Continue reading