Pippin the border collie meets a kangaroo joey through the window

Spammers

Why don’t they just go read a good book instead of spending their time spamming web sites? There is currently a deluge of spam comments. I’ve got all comments on moderation at present so they’re not showing up to readers, but it’s a pain going through and deleting them from the moderation queue. Oh, well, the…

Friday Photos: Winter

The lovely thing about this climate is that, although we do get cold, frosty mornings, once the sun rises it quickly melts the frost, and we (usually) get crisp, clear, sunny days. (But writing novels set in high summer on the plains further west is a bit of a challenge during our winters!)

Friday Photo: Sunset walk

I often walk the dogs in the western paddock just as the sun is setting, and I love the last golden rays of low, slanting sunlight through the bush:   My canine companions were relatively patient while I was waving the camera around. Skye has learned to ‘sit’ (and can do so for seconds at a…

Here’s proof…

… proof pages for Dead Heat, that is! This is the final stage in the book preparation – the proof pages of the book, and the very last chance to make any changes: There wasn’t a lot of time between copy edits going in on the 9th January, and the proof pages arriving, but I…

Kangaroo lawnmowers

The pleasures of working from home – I took a few minutes today to watch these locals right outside the sunroom window: They like the grass there, and frequently graze it. For lawnmowers, they’re very quiet, use no petroleum products, and provide natural fertiliser. They also don’t cost us anything to run, and can provide…