hello from aus

It’s summertime here in the central tablelands of New South Wales, Australia, and it’s 35c in the shade on our back veranda. It’s a full time job keeping the animals cool. We have 10 beautiful ferrets, hand raised and very friendly. They feel the heat and can ¬†suffer from stress very quickly in high temperature. We cover their outdoor cages with rugs which we keep damping down during the day., and if we feel the need, we bring them into their indoor cages which are in our laundry, and cover their cages with wet towels. I then give each cage an esky ice -block or bottle of frozen water, and they will rest their heads on these or lie next to them to keep cool.


We also have a dog called Wombat, and some silky chickens. Wombat lives indoors and pretty much controls my husband and I. He owns the couch and frowns heavily on anyone who tries to share it.


Today is a big day for me, my ebook Poems from the Heart is being launched by Kindle Direct Publishing. It is a selection of poetry written by me over thirty odd years or so and it is in many respects a personal journey. I’m sure that anyone who has ever been in love, or has loved and lost, will be able to identify with the sentiments expressed within those pages.

I’m a newcomer to WordPress, and at present on the ‘free’ list, as I want to see if blogging is really for me or not. If I feel comfortable with the process I will update to prime at a later date. I’m really looking forward to the return of ‘The Daily Post’ Community Pool.

getting into step

Whoa! Now I'm getting the gist of what these blogs are all about. Heaps of posts aimed way above my head, maybe that's the point, it is 'way over my head'. I'm sorry if I sound rude, but why do intellectuals  only speak to their own kind? There are few of us uneducated bums with something to say. I'm a poet and short story writer. The words I write come straight from the gut.(mostly mine). Painful experiences that even today, some twenty or thirty years later, bring tears to my eyes remembering. I have self-published my work 'Poems from the Heart' on Kindle ebook to be released 30th December, at present it is in preview mode. Take a look and you'll see what I mean.