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Queenstown dreaming….

  Ok, I was going to do another Nigella Diaries update today – tell you all about basil oil and pesto rice salad, but my daughter, Sarah, is in Queenstown at the moment having a fabulous time and I’m just a wee… Read More


I love Queenstown. Absolutely adore it. It’s why Happy Ever After is the 2nd of my books to feature it as a location – Wish You Were Here was the first. Anyways, these are some of the locations in Queenstown and surrounds… Read More

That’s a Wrap: February 24, 2019

Okay, I’m in one of those moods today. To be honest, I think I’ve been leading into being in one of “those” moods for the past three weeks and the day has arrived where I’ve decided to indulge my bad mood for… Read More

The Nigella Diaries: Sunday Lunch

When we were in Britain during winter a few years ago the one thing we tried to do each week – with mixed success – was to find a pub for Sunday lunch. The most memorable of these was at a pub… Read More

101 Things in 1001 days

The eagle-eyed amongst you might have been expecting to see a New Year goals post from me – something about how much weight I intend to lose this year (which would be 1kg more than the weight I was intending to lose… Read More

That’s a Wrap – November 18, 2018

What I’m proud of… Happy Ever After is out now and available on Amazon. Hubby and I had a few drinks last night to celebrate. If I can get my act into gear it will also be available on print in a… Read More

Back to the future

If you’ve been signed up to receive posts from this site you will have noticed nothing but tumbleweeds for over a year – but things are changing… Yes, we’ve been here before. Back in September – or was it October? – last… Read More

Who is the Hungry Writer?

Joanne Tracey lives on the Sunshine Coast in South East Queensland with her husband, daughter and cocker spaniel. She likes walking the beach, baking, travelling; and photographing her beach walks, baking and travels for Instagram. So this doesn’t sound too much like… Read More

I’m up for the challenge…

I’m pleased to say that I’m officially back in a walking routine. My body (and my spirit) was so broken after completing Milford Track at the end of November that not only did I vow never ever ever to climb another mountain,… Read More

Open For Inspection…

  We’ve got our first open for inspection this afternoon. This, of course, means that the surfaces are cleaner than they’ve ever been, and rooms are cleaner than they’ve ever been, and even the insides of cupboards are cleaner than they’ve ever… Read More