Arkaroola Hills

Outback travels

After all the excitement of the launch of Sunset Shadows, we headed off to outback New South Wales and South Australia for a two-week holiday. There have been unusually good rainfalls across central and eastern Australia the past month or two, so the landscapes were amazingly green and lush – at least by outback Australian…

Queen Elizabeth Rose bud

Looking forward

The past year was a difficult one for me, much of it spent glued to the computer struggling with a book, and then almost two months in Canberra through my beloved mother’s last illness and death, age 83. But looking forward is much brighter than looking backwards, and there are good things coming in 2016!…

Frost on a blackberry leaf

Seasons

Autumn seemed to go by in a flash this year! The highlight for me was the Jane Austen Festival in Canberra in April. Preceded by some serious costume sewing, I went to Canberra with my friend Emily, and my niece Lauren, who lives there, joined us for the three days of the festival. Dance classes,…

Pippin, 6 month old border collie puppy

Little Miss Disruption

How can one cute little puppy disrupt our settled lives (and my blogging) so thoroughly? Way back in January I introduced our new border collie puppy, Pippin: Way back in February was the last time I updated this blog. These two things are connected 🙂 Pippin is the most gorgeous, loving, full of energy and…

Bronwyn Parry in a frock for Frocktober

Romancing the Frock

Frocks can be romantic. Ovarian cancer is never romantic. That’s why I’m frocking up and joining in Frocktober, an Australian campaign to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and to raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Every ten hours, one woman dies from ovarian cancer in Australia. That’s one woman, every ten hours, who never…