I’m sure you’ve all noticed I’ve not been blogging. I think I was hitting overwork and was struggling to find the motivation to write. My back was giving me pain and then it went from bad to worse. My physio put me on total bed rest, four weeks – and ...

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It feels time for an update. The photo is of my Read Pile. It started a few years ago when I found I wasn’t reviewing books or magazines as I finished them. This may or may not have coincided with me studying VCE. I’m not game to admit to anything ...

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This virus has everyone in a tizzy. People around the world are going into self-isolation or mandatory isolation. What we’ve seen in China and Italy has been awe inspiring. China seemed to do everything they could to limit people’s exposure to the virus, they built two new hospitals and closed ...

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Seeing as this is my last post for 2019 I decided to do what everyone has been doing and write a summary of the year. For a change I’m going with the flow. It’s been a big year for me. This year was The Seventh Australian Discworld Convention. It was ...

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So it’s Monday and we’re back from our most recent overseas trip. What? You didn’t notice? I’m glad about that. I tend to tell people only if they need to know. I used to write a lot of articles and schedule them so that I could have a real holiday ...

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Hello and hello! In all the fun and games to do with the Seventh Australian Discworld Convention a week and a half ago, followed by the upheaval of Passover I completely forgot to write for my blog. I shouldn’t have forgotten, Monday this week was the tenth anniversary of me ...

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I write this just prior to going to bed. I’m not planning on staying up to see the new year in, it’s not something I see relevant to me in 2018. I might regret this decision in 2019 but my body is telling me I’m tired and I’m going to ...

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I’ll get back to scribbling about books soonish, promise. I mean, that is the premise behind this blog but I seem to have digressed quite a bit this year. We did it again. We went away without telling people. Mostly without telling people. Only this time I was prepared and ...

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As is usual for me I didn’t bother telling people I was going until now when I’m back. We went for a three week sojourn in Germany and surrounds. I’ll share some of our journey with you in due course, this will just be an opening. I have a book ...

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When I first start blogging it was with the idea of supporting my online bookselling with some search engine optimisation. It never occurred to me that it would lead to a brand new life. This coming Sunday, the 22nd April, is the ninth anniversary of the beginning of a whole ...

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We drove to Canberra earlier this year. As normal I don’t tell the world when we’re going away, it’s something you find out later. The reason was to view my Great Uncle’s Log Book from his time in WWII. He was a pilot and this book shows the time he ...

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This is yet another apology. I’m finding I’m swamped with work and not over-endowed with energy and time. I see a couple of options for ensuring I get all the important things done. One is to sleep less and the other is to drop my blog. I have considered dropping ...

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Hello and thank you all for your patience. I’ve not felt good about ignoring the blog for this long but it’s been a necessary thing to do. When a university subject (Website Design) decides to take a twelve week syllabus and squeeze it all into six weeks I find it ...

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It’s now the beginning of Trimester 3, 2017.  I’ve successfully completed 14 units of a 24 unit course, I feel like I’m on the home stretch. If all goes well over summer I’ll have two full years under my belt and only need to complete eight units to have my ...

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You know those times when you’re over-committed, there’s absolutely nothing you can drop? All of a sudden one more thing lands on your desk that’s absolutely really, really important and urgent and something else has to go. This is one of those times and I’m afraid what needs to go ...

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