settings

Reynje at Wordchasing has dreamed up a lovely series, A YA Guide to Melbourne exploring novel settings. She correctly identifies Fitzroy as my setting for Six Impossible Things, but it’s an imaginary not-quite-Fitzroy. I refer to places like Gertrude Street, and the Edinburgh Gardens, but whereas for example the real Fitzroy Secondary College is glam,…

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the strangest planting in the whole world

Walking home from the city today I saw the strangest planting in the whole world. ‘Let’s Beat Bowel Cancer’ Did the headless horseman – The Marquis of Linlithgow – ever imagine he’d be prancing over a public health message in this manner? Poor blog has been neglected for so long. I blame facebook. It’s not…

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berlin

I’m just going to show you a few pictures. Because I keep thinking about posts, and feeling that there’s too much I want to say, and then saying nothing because I haven’t got time to write a long enough post to do justice to cities like this one. Berliners have gsoh: And a sensational transport…

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muesli bar post update…

Hi guys, I said I’d post on Dan’s muesli bars today, but I’m having all sorts of techno trouble with the photos uploading for some reason, they’re all shy and run away when they’re only 87% or 93% or 76% uploaded, and now I have to go out! So it won’t be up until tomorrow…

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sky

Sky staring is in the writer job description, like daytime sleeping is in the teenager job description. It’s a key selection criteria. Also horizon staring. Actually any distant gazing. It’s one of the things you do to open the idea portal. Things float in when you stop focusing. And when you’re asleep. A couple of…

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