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

Regular readers will know how much I love Melbourne – it is without a doubt my favourite Australian city. I love it so much that I’ve already set a couple of novels here – with more to come. Regular readers will also… Read More

There are flowers everywhere for those who want to see them… We’ve been in Canberra earlier this week for our friend’s funeral – I spoke about that in my wrap-up of last week. My husband has known R since about 1973. She… Read More

  It hasn’t been a great week. Hubby and I spent the weekend in Brisbane doing some Christmas shopping and celebrating the launch of my new novel. Then on Sunday, on our way home, we heard that a very close friend had… 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

The last time we came to Fraser Island was in May 1994 – a day trip from Surfers Paradise where we’d been honeymooning. Yes, that long ago. I remember bits and pieces from that day. I remember the guide telling us that… Read More

I distinctly recall the last time I stayed in a tent. It was in a caravan park in Mallacoota – we were living in Bombala at the time – and I must have been about 13. It was a 6 man tent… Read More

I’ve been in Melbourne for the weekend and my feet hurt. A lot – I’ve walked miles – as I always do when I’m here. But I’m also very happy. This city always makes me happy. It inspires me. I love the… Read More

The birds and the sun are waking earlier and the days are getting longer. In a couple of weeks the rest of Australia will be winding their clocks forward for the start of daylight saving and those of us here in Queensland… Read More

I’ve decided that we need to see more of Australia. Maybe we’ve reached that age – the whole adventure before dementia thing. The problem with travelling in Australia is cost. It’s bloody expensive to fly from one side of the country to… Read More