Five Minutes with Dr Clare Rhoden #LoveAusAuthors

#LoveAusAuthors Dr Clare Hoden

Writing the story about Dr Clare Rhoden’s journey with words, brought up many memories of my own history and the things that keep me writing now. I am sure lots of you will have a similar connection to Clare, starting with the fact that like many authors, she says she writes because she has to.…

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Nature Fest SA Micro Grants 2021

nature fest adelaide

Nature Festival returns to South Australia this September after boasting more than 180 events right around SA for its inaugural year in 2020. From our own back gardens to the majesty of the Flinders Ranges, nature is central to who we are as South Australians and that’s exactly what Nature Festival will celebrate.  If you haven’t heard of Nature…

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Five Minutes with Hazel Edwards O.A.M #LoveAusAuthors

Hazel Edwards OAM is the star of my #LoveAusAuthor feature today. Her third published work is perhaps her best known, the children’s picture book classic, ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’. This special imaginary friend has been cherished by children and parents alike and led to the ‘dubious honour’ of Hazel being referred…

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Five Minutes with Susan Francis #LoveAusAuthors

#LoveAusAuthors

Welcome to my new blog series, Five Minutes with Australian Authors #LoveAusAuthors where I will feature Aussie Authors, their books, and their lives. I am kicking off with a personal favourite, Susan Francis, author of The Love that Remains, an extraordinary memoir about secrets, life’s shocking twists and unconditional love. Like most writers, Susan loved…

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Five Minutes with Australian Authors #LovAusAuthors

Australian Book shop

If you love books and reading, (which I hope you do!), you’re going to love my new blog feature Five Minutes with Australian Authors #LoveAusAuthors. I will be featuring Aussie authors, their books, behind the scenes, and the stories of their lives, in short, easy to read blog posts. For readers and those in the…

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How to Upcycle a Lampshade with Vintage Sheet Music or Maps

how to upcycle an old lampshade using vintage music sheets, maps and books

Creating something yourself for your home, especially when you bring an old object back to life, is incredibly satisfying. It’s also good for the plane!. Anything you can prevent ending up in landfills through reuse, recycling and reinventing, is a triumph. When it comes to objects in your home that are both useful and beautiful,…

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