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My year has taken an unexpected and exciting turn. Before travelling to Scandinavia, I wrote a submission forย 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 manuscriptย whileย learning about writing and publishing in Australia. It’s a wonderful opportunity… Read More

Travelling makes demands of the body that everyday living doesn’t. Different beds, unfamiliar pillows, pollution, changing temperatures,ย breathing airplane air compressed and conditioned; and most of all changing latitude and longitude which means being awake at times when you’re normally asleep. In the middle of the elevenย hour flight from Copenhagen to Singapore when I couldnโ€™t get to sleep and when my body wanted to neon light every discomfort it was feeling, I concluded… Read More

The thought of riding a bicycle in Copenhagen was intoxicating. It had been 72 hours and 15,637 kilometres since I last spun some pedals around and this city is one of the worldโ€™s cycling capitals, a role model for bicycle culture and lifestyle. I wanted to experience it first hand. I wanted to see just how good cycling in everyday life can be when people live out their everyday lives on two… Read More