I deviated from the usual types of books I review (biographies and poetry) with this one. Its interesting premise piqued my interest. Did it hold up? Read my review to find out!
A life well-lived, true to self Lately I’ve been thinking about legacy. What is legacy? The Macquarie Dictionary defines legacy as (and I paraphrase): A gift of property by will; a bequest.Anything handed down by a predecessor.A consequence. I see legacy as falling into two broad categories: the formal legacy – what an individual constructs… Continue reading Legacy
Another delightful collection of poetry ... enjoy my review!
World Poetry Day 21 March is World Poetry Day, in which UNESCO (which has a wonderful motto of building peace in the minds of men and women) "recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind." Here is my humble contribution to the volume of poetry in the world… Continue reading World Poetry Day
Following on from the last post, here are the three story endings (which adventure did YOU choose?): OPTION 1: Pupster chases a snake Okay I admit it - it wasn't my brainiest idea. I have to say, I haven't met a snake before, I've only met the sleepy scaly snakes with their short stumpy legs… Continue reading What happens next?
This book is worthy of being launched on International Women's Day. The author is a fighter whose story deserves to be told, read and applauded. Usually I accept books to review with a deadline of a month ahead, to ensure I allow myself the time they deserve to read the books in full and write… Continue reading Reedsy Review #8
Herrchen and Frauchen have been busy over their summer break! I wasn't bothered by the spades; it was the machine they brought in after they realised the ground was too hard and their backs were too soft that frightened me. Its heart growled and its gigantic circular legs moved slowly. The scariest part was its… Continue reading The ideal run
This time last year I posted a haiku from my Haikubes set. This year I challenged myself to use all the words that were thrown. Here's what was created. Like a jigsaw without definable edges it has a sense of not quite knowing its boundaries. I admit, it loses its oomph towards the end ...… Continue reading Haikubia
2kg went into the apricot chutney, 4kg went into the plum chutney, and around 4kg of apricots were stewed. There's nothing quite like cooking up a storm on days of 35° Celsius! We don't have a deep freezer within which I can store my bulk produce in stasis until such time as a cold winter's… Continue reading First Preserves
Our loganberries fruit in summer. Fresh from the vine they are delicious snacks, full of fruity wholesomeness. Every year some of the berries inevitably get fried in the intense heat - maybe a metal fence was not the best place for their trellis after all, although the vine does expand every year. New growth appears… Continue reading Logans*