Pats Blog

After a long career in children’s services working in preschool, out of school hours care and museum settings I'm now a full time writer living on the beautiful south coast of NSW. My poems have been published in anthologies and children’s magazines. I have won short story and poetry competitions in Australia and the UK.

February Fumblings -

W riting a cheeky poem for Sally Odgers' 'Valentine' anthology. Yes - a cat is involved. R eading 'Crimson Lake' by one of my favourite Aussie crime writers, Candice Fox. Not for the faint-hearted, her books really pack a punch. I ' m enjoying the 'minimalist game' which I started on February 1st. Each day I part with something I don't really want ...
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Lunch with Nigella Lawson -

W riting Lists – I find that writing 'must do' lists is very calming, even when some of the 'must do' stuff is a challenge. I'm very proud to say that this morning I vacuumed up all the pet hair at my place. It will return of course but at this point in time I can walk around inside without causing a snow storm. Having ticked off one thing from the...
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W R I T E R

W riting my entry for the Australian Fairy Tale Society's short story competition. The theme – 'Cunning and Cleverness.' Quite a challenge. R eading Sarah Winman's, When God Was a Rabbit for the second time. Love her work. Also read Sally Murphy's Pearl Verses the World again today. Have read it so many times and it still moves me to tears. Such a ...
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