Haibun, heritage, and it was such a Nonna thing

The New Year is well on its way and yet my first blog of the year is still sitting here waiting for me to do something. I have fiddled with a few things but mostly I have struggled to start and finish. Christmas 2022 was one of the saddest Christmases I have had in many […]

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Christmas presents, 2023 and the gift of listening

Here we are once again on the verge of a new year. I for one, am very happy to say goodbye to the old and begin the new. This isn’t about making changes or leaving the unpleasant things behind. It is about having learnt an incredible amount and now finding ways to make use of […]

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December 2022 Chilling with Books Corner, spotlights and Joseph in Melbourne

For the end of this year, I am spotlighting some of the wonderful people I have been privileged to spotlight not only over the current year but since I started blogging. If you are wondering why I start with Joseph and The Technicolour Dreamcoat then you will have to read further down. Yes, I wanted […]

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November 2022 Chilling with Books Corner with a spotlight on Indie Author Kathrine D Graham.

Although we all say this every year end, December has arrived with abnormal speed, at least this is the impression that dogged my thoughts as I sat down to write this post. Fortunately, I already had an outline written yet here I am a few days late with my November 2022 Chilling with Books Corner […]

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Looking for Alibrandi, Italians and poetry

These days, I have so much happening that blogging and my timeline fail to connect. This particular post is a good example. This is the twentieth time I have sat down to write it (not kidding). Each time I get so far and then read it and don’t understand a thing I have said. I […]

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October 2022 Chilling with Books Corner with a spotlight on CR Alam

This is one of my favourite photos taken when my eldest daughter and I visited Japan. For a treat, as it is almost my birthday, I am heading down south to see her. Just for interest purpose I feel you should know that I am happy to receive blog likes in sympathy to my passing […]

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The bird outside my window

I never know what the topic of my post will be until I sit at the computer. Sometimes I wish I were more of a planner, more precise in vision and in general and I don’t necessarily mean with my writing. However, I have one of the minds that never stops and so ideas fling […]

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