Topics that are banned in our house and in my vicinity for the foreseeable future: COVID-19; Our borders; Anything related to the National Party; Negativity in all forms. To that end, I am having a news and opinion-piece free weekend. No news. No bullshit opinion pieces from anyone. Here's a news flash for you ... … Continue reading Gutter Black
Self-explanatory title/song ... it's been 7 mths since My Knight and I have been in the same physical space and we probably have another 3 to go but we'll get there, once Oz is at the same COVID free status as NZ. And we can travel again without the need for 14 days quarantine at … Continue reading Miss You
Yes, it's a bit unusual for me to blog twice within a few days. But, it happens. Today I started the 2nd Vaporbyte launch cake. It's a process. For this cake I used my Nana's fruitcake recipe, it never fails and fruitcake lovers adore it. It's my goto launch cake recipe. Right now, the kitchen … Continue reading Dirty Deeds
Thanks to The Who for today's blog title. Today is the first day of winter. We're half way through 2020 and as a year it is quite the disappointment. I give it '1 star': could try harder. Haven't seen #MyKnight since November last year because we can't travel back and forth between Perth and Wellington … Continue reading See Me, Feel Me
It’s Mother’s Day.A time for reflection, perhaps?I’ve been a mum for 37 years. Being a mum has taught me a lot. I learned very early (Caleb was 6 weeks old) that I was the one who needed to fight for him and to trust my instincts and that I knew better than anyone else when it … Continue reading Mother’s Day Musings
Once upon a time I wrote a little thing and it's in an anthology called C'est La Vie. And the other day it was read on the radio by John MacDonald. And you can hear it here.How cool is that?And yes it is a Byte short story. Go listen. It's pretty fun to hear it … Continue reading A little thing …
"Put on your red shoes and dance the blues"When I see or hear the words "Let's Dance" I hear the song in my head. Bowie gets in and he had a way of sticking around."Let's Dance" is the first chapter of Vaporbyte. I was trying to remember (without going through the book) how many Bowie … Continue reading Let’s Dance
Level 3. For us this is huge. We can resume online sales via our shop website. Writers Plot Bookshop is 5 years old and we struggle to get Kiwi’s to support their own; their own local businesses; their own authors (who are infinitely better than any overseas authors). It’s been hard. We are lucky, in that, we … Continue reading The Crunch!
Well, this is ...Lockdown Level 4 and a phenomenal Prime Minister. That's right. Our PM Jacinda is leading our country out of this horrid COVID-19 situation with compassion and common sense. (Helen Clark is NZ's Aunt and I think Jacinda might just be the mum we really needed!)As someone who has spent the last 5 … Continue reading What’s the guts?
The news out there is not good Reader. Not good at all. So, today, nothing gloomy from this author. What have I been doing? Thank you for asking Reader. Let me get comfy and fresh coffee ... Right then, here we go:The ISBN's have arrived for Vaporbyte (just occurred to me that I don't have … Continue reading Day 1009 or something