Wednesday, April 28, 2010


My dogs, Lion and Mat, are starring at Lovecats Downunder today. Please have a look, it's a part of Lion's plan to take over the universe!

The pic is from a few years ago. before we had kids we'd travel Australia and stay at places that were pet-friendly so the lads could come. It's a bit harder now but they're still adored family members.

Busy on the writing front polishing SIG after the Special Edition pitch. Gail was lovely and the other pitchers helped me keep the nerves under control, mostly. Still a bit stunned by the request cos it was about 2am my time and i'm scared the whole thing was a dream!


Friday, April 9, 2010

5-5-5 Thingy and Emmy

This is: 5 questions, 5 answers, 5 blogs to tag.

So here goes:

Question 1: Where were you five years ago?
1. Pregnant with Princess 4.
2. Living at our little yellow cottage that was almost falling down
3. Two dogs and no kids (well a half). Now kids outnumber dogs
4. Doing my teaching prac for the degree i hope never to use
5. Feeling sick (see point 1 - 9 months of it!).

Question 2: What is (was) on your to do list today?
1. Host my mother's group (4 years and we meet every friday!) - check
2. Survive 11 kids trapped inside cos of the rain - fail... I'm stuffed
3. Collect MIL new purple laptop (keep away Rach) - check (but since when is 11am between 2-5 pm?)
4. Crit some chapters - fail.... but there's still time
5. Write something - fail.... throat sore and head is pounding

Question 3: What five snacks do you enjoy?
1. nacho cheese rice thins (low fat!!)
2. Grapes - like them in a cup next to me while i write
3. Coke zero... my 'yay kids are napping treat'
4. Far too much of the Easter chocolate!
5. Custard (but maybe I only want that cos my throat is sore)

Question 4: What five (4) places have you lived in?
1. Seaview Downs, Adelaide
2. Somerton Park, Adelaide
3. Glenelg, Adelaide
4. Nth Plympton, Adelaide... That's it... all within 15km....

Question 5: What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
1. Hire my MIL to nanny my kids
2. Travel
3. Look after my family - make sure they were all sorted
4. Donate to charity. There are sooo many good causes
5. Shop

Not sure there are 5 people who read this who haven't been tagged. If you are one, please consider yourself tagged.

On a different note, I was thrilled to final in the Emerald award. it means a lot. I know there were some excellent stories who didn't get through so I appreciate the luck involved and am thankful.