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On back to reality – and creating a new surreality

So it’s all over. Four weeks, five weekends, four projects achieved, 26 shows seen, very little sleep happening. The Adelaide Fringe is over for 2014, and my contract with my favourite company in the world is coming to an end

On back to reality – and creating a new surreality

So it’s all over. Four weeks, five weekends, four projects achieved, 26 shows seen, very little sleep happening. The Adelaide Fringe is over for 2014, and my contract with my favourite company in the world is coming to an end

On holiday activities

Holidays, when I was younger, used to be a time that I would munch through book after book, reading new books that had been wrapped in Christmas paper a week before, or rereading old favourite, or swapping books with friends.

On holiday activities

Holidays, when I was younger, used to be a time that I would munch through book after book, reading new books that had been wrapped in Christmas paper a week before, or rereading old favourite, or swapping books with friends.

On playing with matches and sucking your thumb

Last weekend I was doing a bit of blog-tidying, and realised that there are a few books on the list of 1001 Children’s Books that I have read, but forgotten to write about. So I’ll try and catch you all

On playing with matches and sucking your thumb

Last weekend I was doing a bit of blog-tidying, and realised that there are a few books on the list of 1001 Children’s Books that I have read, but forgotten to write about. So I’ll try and catch you all

On signs and myths

A few weeks ago I ready Terry Pratchett’s ‘Truckers’. I have already told you about how I discovered that Terry Pratchett is a great author to read while travelling, but this was the first book of Terry Pratchett’s that I

On signs and myths

A few weeks ago I ready Terry Pratchett’s ‘Truckers’. I have already told you about how I discovered that Terry Pratchett is a great author to read while travelling, but this was the first book of Terry Pratchett’s that I

On sitting under the cork tree smelling the flowers

A little while ago I wrote about spending a bookish day with my Gran, and she lent me some books that belonged to her, my Dad, and my Great-aunt when they were young. One of these books was ‘The Story

On sitting under the cork tree smelling the flowers

A little while ago I wrote about spending a bookish day with my Gran, and she lent me some books that belonged to her, my Dad, and my Great-aunt when they were young. One of these books was ‘The Story

On book piles and book shortages

Last weekend I went to grab a new book to read, and realised that not only has my pile of books next to my bedside table not gotten any lower (due to the hustle and bustle of preparing for the

On book piles and book shortages

Last weekend I went to grab a new book to read, and realised that not only has my pile of books next to my bedside table not gotten any lower (due to the hustle and bustle of preparing for the

On life in the wild

So the Adelaide Fringe Parade was last Friday, and while I am still working for the Fringe until the end of March, the Parade took up a lot of my time (and brain space), leaving little time over the last

On life in the wild

So the Adelaide Fringe Parade was last Friday, and while I am still working for the Fringe until the end of March, the Parade took up a lot of my time (and brain space), leaving little time over the last

On mysteries not being so mysterious

‘The Mysery of the Yellow Room’ (Or La Mystere de la Chambre Jaune, in its original French) by Gaston Leroux is one of the original ‘locked room’ mysteries. A young woman is attacked while sleeping, in a locked room, and

On mysteries not being so mysterious

‘The Mysery of the Yellow Room’ (Or La Mystere de la Chambre Jaune, in its original French) by Gaston Leroux is one of the original ‘locked room’ mysteries. A young woman is attacked while sleeping, in a locked room, and

Shel Silverstein on listening

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossible, the wont’s.  Listen to the never haves,  then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. -Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein on listening

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossible, the wont’s.  Listen to the never haves,  then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. -Shel Silverstein

On meeting your book heroes.

In a post a couple of days ago, I mentioned that 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up was published a few years ago, and so doesn’t contain some newer books that might now be considered children’s ‘must

On meeting your book heroes.

In a post a couple of days ago, I mentioned that 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up was published a few years ago, and so doesn’t contain some newer books that might now be considered children’s ‘must