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Blog #9 2020: Hotel Quarantine DAY FOUR

Back again. First up congratulations to anyone who correctly identified the intertextual links to the two films in the previous blog. Especially ALEX G. who picked “All work and no play makes Ard a dull girl” as being a reference … Continue reading

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Blog #8 2020: Hotel Quarantine DAY THREE

Yes it’s hard to believe but it’s already GROUNDHOG DAY THREE here in the 5 Star High Security Marriott. Honestly it seems like yesterday that I was moaning and whining about it “only being DAY TWO“! Anyway I’ve got loads … Continue reading

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Blog #7 Hotel Quarantine DAY TWO

Still here. Nothing much has changed. Although last night the story Bridge was lit up in Lions’ colours. It didn’t seem to help. This morning we rang up and asked for our first ‘fresh air’ break. Not long after a … Continue reading

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Blog #6 2020: Hotel Quarantine DAY ONE.

For the past 5 weeks my wife and I have been staying with our clever, gorgeous and hilarious one-year-old grand daughter and her proud parents down in Melbourne as Melburnians and Victorians in general have been continuing to heroically battle … Continue reading

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Blog #5 2020: In which I do a quick catch-up.

Well, as usual the days, weeks and months have somehow slipped away from me since my last blog in early May. Covid-19 lock-down restrictions have eased quite a lot here in Queensland for which we are very grateful, but elsewhere … Continue reading

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Blog #4 2020: In which I give you my lockdown lowdown.

‘What have you been doing to occupy yourself during the lockdown?’ I hear you ask from an acceptable distance. Well, simple answer, ‘Not much.’ But perhaps the devil is in the detail as they say. 1. So first up you’ll … Continue reading

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Blog #3 2020: In which I hunker down at a Safe Distance.

Well, my aim at the start of this year was to do AT LEAST a blog a month, so because this is just my third blog, I’m assuming/pretending that it must still be March – hey otherwise I’d be pathetically … Continue reading

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Blog #2 2020: In which we have absolutely the right kind of visitor.

It’s always lovely when writer friends are in town and drop in for a visit and it’s especially lovely when that visitor is the inaugural Australian Children’s Laureate (2012-13) BOORI MONTY PRYOR. Besides being an award-winning author (PM’s Award 2011 … Continue reading

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Blog #1 2020: In which I pave the 2020 road with a few good intentions.

Well it’s 2020 and I can’t believe most of January is gone already. Could everyone just slow down a bit till I catch my breath! I did a quick check and saw that in 2019 I only managed 7 blogs … Continue reading

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blog 119: In which I somehow find myself walking the Corridors of Power.

My YA novel The Things That Will Not Stand had its genesis in two thoughts that came to me one day when I was taking one of my regular walks around the neighbourhood. One was a memory from my Uni … Continue reading

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