a bike for all seasons

Monthly Archives: May 2015

Last week I learnt a new word. It wasn’t just a word from the dictionary that I hadn’t seen before. It was a new, new word. Back in January, an exchange on Twitter between a citizen and a politician in New Zealand saw the politician tweet: “the very idea that people lug home their weekly supermarket shopping on the train is fanciful”. To which the citizen replied “I get groceries on my bike”…. Read More

An invitation arrived by phone. We’re heading south this weekend to go camping at Woolgoolga. Do you want to come with us? We’re bringing our bikes. My mind imagines Northern New South Wales with clear autumn skies carrying cool starry nights and sun basked days, mixed with comfortable conversations with long-time friends, a good dose of fresh sea air and maybe a meal from the White Salt fish and chip shop that I’ve heard so much about… Read More

My year has taken an unexpected and exciting turn. Before travelling to Scandinavia, I wrote a submission for a place in a national professional development program for emerging writers. Last week I heard it was accepted! Only thirty writers are chosen nationally to participate in this program so I’m thrilled to be one of them. The focus is developing a full-length non-fiction manuscript while learning about writing and publishing in Australia. It’s a wonderful opportunity… Read More