Category Archives: Books

Where are the Christmas Bells

Where are the Christmas Bells

There is something about seeing a wild flower growing and reaching maturity against all odds, strikes a chord in most of us. To see this flower survive through rain, hail and shine, resonates with us on a personal level. Its made it right to the point of display, to its ultimate beauty and hopefully it… Continue Reading

Easy crochet patterns

Easy crochet patterns

  In my first children’s book, ‘Weekend Adventure with Zach & Friends’, I crocheted a hippo for one of the characters, I needed a prop… it was very basic, using an open weaved pattern with a large hook for speed. There was no pattern to follow, I just did it by feel and Zach emerged.… Continue Reading

The Garden Shed is a Scary Place

The Garden Shed is a Scary Place

The garden shed is a scary place.. full of things that crawl and sting… The inspiration to write this story came while I was working in my father’s garden. He had been ill for some weeks, so this was the first opportunity I had to tidy up the garden beds on my own. He watched… Continue Reading

The Rumbling Bush Monster

The Rumbling Bush Monster

Looking down the lens of the telescope from the present to the 1850’s we see Joey about to go exploring the grassland below his home. In Book Two: The Rumbling Bush Monster, Joey goes on an adventure while the family are sleeping. Joey is getting older and more confident. He moves through the trees and… Continue Reading

Gula and Colos Find a New Home

Gula and Colos Find a New Home

      Everyday there are news items about the plight of the koala in Australia, everything from lack of food to developers and land owners destroying their habitat.     It’s hard to believe that such an iconic Australian marsupial could be in so much trouble, but they are. There are however many organisations… Continue Reading