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This post begins a series of stories from my road trip in South East Queensland. With campervan packed and bikes loaded on the back, we went travelling old roads with new eyes. One degree Celsius. Mostly sunny. Fernvale. 7am Sunday 3rd July. I stood in the car park wearing leg warmers, cycling shorts, three layers of merino wool under a shell jacket, a woollen skull cap and gloves. Shivering. Partly from the… Read More

Gothenburg is a city of commerce, bustling the length of a long thin harbour and along narrow cobble-stoned streets where shops furnish Swedish style and advertise Global Blue Tax Free shopping. The city was doused in hues of grey during our stay, except for one day when the clouds cleared and Nordic blue swept the sky clear. Sunshine sent the flowers into rapture and I joined them. I walked that sunny day,… 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