Yesterday

      ​   Yesterday, 19 September, was Women’s Suffrage Day in New Zealand.   This country…

In my garden –

Tibouchina LasiandraIt’s such a glorious sight when this tree is in full flower

In my garden – 5 April 2022

FeijoasI’ve been busy over the past few weeks processing these – freezing and making jam.As well…

Year of the tiger

Happy New Year – Year of the tiger!  It’s said that due to the volatile nature of Tiger…

2022

Here we are again – another New Year!After the last couple of years, once again we’re hopeful…

A friend I never met

      Tony Chapelle is a friend I never met. In person, that is.   …

In my garden today – 16 October

I had to trim the Red Mānuka that was overhanging the path.​Overseas friends – please pronounce…

More about butterflies

At risk of boring you – but everyone likes butterflies don’t they? – my earlier prediction…

A year full of butterflies

HAPPY NEW YEAR! With so much having been said by so many about 2020, I’ll leave…

Spring roses

The roses in my garden are at their late spring best. I just picked this vaseful…

It’s back in print!

For years I’ve been responding to emails and phone calls asking where someone can get a…

No guilt reading time

Hello, and greetings. In my part of the world we’ve just moved into early Spring. Days…

300th review for FlaxFlower

Just under 12 months ago, I announced here  We’re 250!!            …

Hey – lay off my coffee!

    We’re in social lockdown. Forced into isolation. Confined to our bubbles. Just about everything…

The one hundredth butterfly

   ​     That’s it in the picture, being released into the wide world with the…

I’m delighted to share

😃            I’m delighted to share that           😃 …

We’re 250!!

We’re 250!! That is, the FlaxFlower review page has just published its 250th review. ​The process…

indieBRAG

Don’t you love this graphic/meme/picture/whatever you want to call it!As soon as I saw it, it…

The little nation that could, and can, and will

With thanks, and in response to, so many people from so many countries who have sent…

​To the unnamed woman who…

In my previous blog (see below) I mentioned International Women’s Day.    On the afternoon of the day,…

2 days dear to my heart

​I see there are two notable specially designated days this week – World Book Day, and International…

Despite requests…

​It’s nice to have feedback – at least it lets me know I’m not talking to…

Books that disappoint

​Speaking of New Year – well, I did in my last blog (see below) – I…

New beginnings

I’ve always liked new beginnings.       The anticipation and then the experience of trying and learning about something…

Thank you reviewers everywhere

⬅  That’s me, blushing.​I’ve seen the first review for my new book            …