Thursday 24 November 2011

Australian Hornet

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Brekkie at Bordertown, South Australia

The menu wasn't wrong when it said "very thick toast." The black stuff is Vegemite.

Monday 10 October 2011

Sunday 9 October 2011

Saturday 8 October 2011

Friday 7 October 2011

Thursday 6 October 2011

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Monday 3 October 2011

Sunday 2 October 2011

Saturday 1 October 2011

Friday 30 September 2011

Thursday 29 September 2011

Monday 8 August 2011

We interrupt this schedule… announce the release of my latest mystery, FATAL LIAISON:

The lives of two strangers, Greg Jenkins and Megan Brighton, become inextricably entangled when they each sign up for a dinner dating agency. Greg's reason for joining has nothing to do with looking for love. His recently divorced sister Sam has disappeared and Greg is convinced that Dinner for Twelve, or at least one of its clients, may be responsible. Neither is Megan looking for love. Although single, she only joined at her best friend Brenda De Luca's insistence. When a client of the dating agency is murdered, suspicion falls on several of the members. Then Megan's friend Brenda disappears without trace, and Megan and Greg join forces. Will they find Sam and Brenda, or are they about to step into the same inescapable snare?


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Sunday 19 June 2011

Lunchtime for an Azure Kingfisher

Photo courtesy of Lyn Hardwood, owner of Riverbed Cottage. If you're looking for a relaxing holiday close to nature, you can't go past this place. Alan and I love it, and if it were closer to home we'd be there every second weekend . All our Gipsy Point photos were taken while staying there.

Thursday 16 June 2011

Globe Alley, Melbourne VIC

Inspired by Julie at Sydney Eye, I retrieved these photos of Globe Alley, Melbourne (taken December 2005 on a pocket camera) out of my writing research folder.

Sunday 12 June 2011

Superb Fairy-wrens

This juvenile started life with no tail, and the tail he has now is nothing like the rest of his family's. I hope he survives.

Sunday 15 May 2011

Saturday 14 May 2011

Milking Time in the Nariel Valley

Taken not long after our arrival at Willow Crossing Holiday House  Location map

Friday 29 April 2011

We interrupt this schedule... announce that Thin Blood has just been released as an audio book.

Narrated by Basil Sands

Running time: 7 hours, 38 minutes | Unabridged

Produced by Perfect Voices

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Craig Edmonds, a successful stockbroker, reports the disappearance of his wife, Kirsty. What starts as a typical missing person’s case soon evolves into a full-blown homicide investigation when forensics uncover blood traces and dark-blonde hairs in the boot of the missing woman’s car. Added to this, is Craig’s adulterous affair with the victim’s younger sister, Narelle Croswell, compounded further by a recently acquired $1,000,000 insurance policy on his wife’s life. He is charged with murder but, with no body and only circumstantial evidence, he walks free when two trials resulting in hung juries fail to convict him.

Ten years later, Jacinta Deller, a newspaper journalist is retrenched. Working on a freelance story about missing persons, she comes across the all but forgotten Edmonds case. When she discovers her boyfriend, Brett Rhodes, works with Narelle Croswell, who is not only the victim’s sister but is now married to the prime suspect, her sister’s husband, she thinks she has found the perfect angle for her article. Instead, her life is turned upside down, as befriending the woman, she becomes embroiled in a warped game of delusion and murder.

Wednesday 30 March 2011

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Watering the Vegetable Garden...

 Alan's bountiful vegetable garden includes:
  • Snow peas
  • Carrots
  • Fennel
  • Cape gooseberries
  • Buttercup pumpkins
  • Squash
  • Courgettes
  • Moon and Stars melon
  • Potatoes
  • Assorted climbing beans
  • Broccoli
  • Kohlrabi
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Tomatoes (3 varieties)
  • Capsicum
  • Eggplants
  • Perpetual spinach
  • Rhubarb
  • Rocket
  • Lettuce (assorted varieties)
  • Cucumbers
  • Asparagus
  • Sage
  • Oregano
  • Lemon balm
  • Summer savoury
  • Parsley
  • Coriander
  • Basil
  • Onions (bulb, spring, shallot)
  • Garlic chives
  • Chives
  • Mint
  • Vietnamese mint
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Chillies
  • Figs
  • Lemons
  • Blueberries
  • Feijoas
  • Strawberry guava
  • Ground cherries
  • Nasturtium
  • Bay