I have just returned from the aquarium shop, buying a little tank for the girls for Christmas. In due course, the little tank will be aglitter with jewel-like guppies, flashing their bright tails around. For now, it’s just a glass box with a bag of gravel, a filter, a cylinder of fish food and a plastic fern inside it. How complicated can that be? Verrrrry, let me tell you. Read more

New year, new blog: I’ve decided to mark the new year by revamping my blog. I’ll still be talking about publishing and writing, but that will appear on the Red Hill Publishing website. If you stop by my website, you’ll find me blogging about parenting, children, soul and spirit. It all connects with my new book, Parenting with Soul, which will be released by HarperCollins Australia in April. Read more