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…

Juggling

Two computers, a sewing machine, some knitting… this is the current state of my desk, as I juggle numerous tasks. (Actually, there’s another laptop – my new one – just behind the old one.) Now that the uni marking is all done, I’m doing some Christmas sewing and knitting, finalising the sampler for the Australian…

A little visitor

We hadn’t planned to get another dog so soon. Tansy is lonely without her sister, but we were going to wait a little, see how we all settle. But you know how it goes…. the father of a colleague of Gordon’s breeds Border Collies. We’d resisted getting one of his puppies a month or two…

Jaffam the princess Dog, snoozling

One last day…

(Warning – you may need tissues for this post.) Our beloved Jaffa, The Princess Dog, has advanced bladder cancer, and in the past week or so her quality of life has diminished. Tomorrow morning, our vet will come to visit, and assist her to the place where food o’clock comes lots of times a day…