March 15, 2018

Hello from a rather wet Sunshine Coast.  It has been quite a month with prolific rainfall that has resulted in such abundant growth that some areas of Buderim are now looking rather like the rainforest of its origin.  Gardeners on the coast have a massive workload ahea...

February 2, 2017

Thank goodness January is over.  The Sunny Coast seems to have been enveloped in a continuous heatwave with no relief in sight.  What has happened to our rainy season? 

I am still recuperating from surgery, so there is not much activity to report on this month...

January 4, 2017

I sit here on day three of a new year listening to the welcome sound of rain pattering on the windows, pleased that there is some relief after days of intense heat and humidity.  Now is the time for me to begin making plans for 2017 and this year will be mainly devoted...

December 11, 2016

Hello again for the final newsletter of 2016. The last two months of the year have been an absolute roller coaster for me.  After the excitement of the book launch and visiting the bookshops on the coast to get copies out there – my emotions and enthusiasm took a dive....

October 30, 2016

If the month of September was hectic, then October has been even more so.  But on a positive note, the book launch is behind me now and it’s a matter of promoting and sharing it across the coast.  It is in stock with all eleven of the independent bookshops and the init...

February 24, 2016

Thank goodness summer is officially over – I know after February the weather can come back and hit us, but the end of summer does give me hope that the worst of the heat and humidity is over.


I am longing for some invigorating weather – to perk me up and energise me in...

January 27, 2016

What can I say about January?  Other than here on the Sunshine Coast it is a month focussed on summer holidays – the scent of sun-screen permeates the air as tanned bikini-clad bodies populate our beaches (regardless of warnings from the Cancer Council) and children sp...

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