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New England photo update

New England photo update

More on the Carolinas later but Pam Vaughan (official photographer for the New England conference last weekend) has just sent me oodles and poodles of photos … so if you don’t want to see piccies of me in action – then look away now! There are photos of me with friends, of me panelling, photos […]

More from Sunday @ the Farm

More from Sunday @ the Farm

As well as being buzzed by once again visiting the ‘farm’ buildings I was so thrilled to be able to visit the grave of my Chinese grandparents. My grandfather’s brothers and spouses are also buried here on this site. As with Chinese beliefs there are also special places for the spirits too. Now, one of […]

and then there was Sunday @ the farm

and then there was Sunday @ the farm

I remember sleeping in one of these rooms. I remember the temple. I remember waking in the very early hours of the morning to the chants. I remember the winding path up to the ‘farm’. I remember the entrance foyer. I remember the winding path – too narrow for anything large I remember the iron […]

Cheng Chek Chee Gathering

Cheng Chek Chee Gathering

I have been in Hong Kong for a HUMUNGOUS family reunion. A few of my uncles (I have a lot) decided to announce a gathering for the relatives from around the world to mark the 30th anniversary  of my grandfather’s death and so this past weekend has been a glorious time catching up with relatives, […]

Writer Overnighter at the Powerhouse Museum

Writer Overnighter at the Powerhouse Museum

Saturday night at the Powerhouse Museum was the most excellent fun night I have had with a bunch of kids for yonks! Eighty children, including some of the scouts from the 1st North Sydney Scout troupe, their parents and scout leaders rolled up for the activities and the best part – the sleepover. Early in the […]

Python hits the 2013 Short List

Python hits the 2013 Short List

What a surprise, what a blast, and I am rather chuffed! Why was I getting all those text messages, and who was posting those notes on Facebook ? (It all began with the lovely Sarah Davis.) For lo and behold and oh my gosh and far out … Python has been short-listed for the 2013 Eve […]

the Convict Trail Project

the Convict Trail Project

Question: What have you been doing lately? Answer: Working very very hard with the fingers flying rapidly across the keyboard. Well that is the question a lot of folk have been dropping my way these past few weeks since returning from New York and the SCBWI Winter Conference (awesome time, wonderful conference stupendous speakers, glorious […]

Mantle

Mantle

No this is not a post about a loose sleeveless coat or outer covering, or part of our earthly structure, or even an animal part. No. This is about the wonderful MANTLEconference that I spoke at in Newcastle yesterday. The MANTLE Conference is the annual professional conference of all teacher librarians in the Newcastle, Maitland, Taree, […]

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