Category: my journal

Eastertime in Melbourne is always fun

Melbourne is always a refreshing lifestyle change from Adelaide. Here I learn all about the city’s amazing public transport system of trains and trams.  Train travel takes me between the two homes of two of my adult children and a bus will take me to the third child – a daughter in Williamstown.  Altona Meadows […]

Thursday April 13th, 2017 in my journal | No Comments »

A lovely life after profound loss

What a happy day! My new book, Farewell My French Love, my second memoir, arrived at my doorstep and my pride knew no bounds. Here is a photograph of my author’s copies. However, they will not be in bookshops until Monday, April 24. Harlequin non-fiction (HW Non Fiction), the publisher, has designed a wonderful front […]

Monday April 3rd, 2017 in my journal | No Comments »

Harlequin publishers buy my memoir

The stars must be in alignment because March has brought astounding happenings to set my life on a new trajectory. Hoorah! I have sold my manuscript, Bon Voyage Mesdames, to Harlequin Publishers.  Adding to the excitement, my agent, Selwa Anthony advised me of this splendid deal a few days after Writers Week here in Adelaide. […]

Friday April 22nd, 2016 in my journal | No Comments »

Publication deal heralds new chapter

Hello everyone,   The stars above us must be in alignment because March has brought astounding happenings to set my life on a new trajectory. Hoorah! I have sold my manuscript, Bon Voyage Mesdames, to Harlequin Publishers.  Adding to the excitement, my agent, Selwa Anthony advised me of this splendid deal a few days after Writers […]

Friday March 25th, 2016 in my journal | No Comments »

Ageing increases risk of breast cancer

It was the telephone call women most fear: The woman speaking calmly to me at the other end of my mobile is advising that I need to return  to BreastScreen SA because my rec ent  mammogram had shown “cellular abnormality’’. The mind plays terrible tricks with such news and within a noni-second I have imagined […]

Friday February 19th, 2016 in my journal | No Comments »

Powerful women as change agents in politics and media

Recent appointments and events reflect powerful women at the helm of politics and media. Powerful Google executive, Michelle Guthrie, has been appointed the new head of the ABC following Mark Scott, who has been managing director since 2006.  She has called her new role with the public broadcaster as an “ extraordinary platform’’ to keep  […]

Sunday December 27th, 2015 in my journal | No Comments »