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Writer, bushwalker, dessert enthusiast. Do not leave alone with Tim Tams.

I'm a big fan of Weekend Notes, who helped me build my writing self belief - so much so that I've now completed three novels (published by the magnificent Text Publishing). More info here:

https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/live-and-let-fry

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Writer Rank: 11
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Readers: 630702
Subscribers: 186
Articles: 97
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My WeekendNotes - 97
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Now the warmer weather has arrived (I hope!) it's time to get out into the national parks and see some wildflowers. ... [more]
We all know the best things in life are free, you just have to know where to find them. If the thought of yet mor... [more]
We all know Melbourne's considered one of the world's most liveable cities, but, honestly, were those judges ever he... [more]
Whether you're a dedicated bushwalker kitted out in the latest in wickability-breathability or just after a leisurel... [more]
Autumn. In the words of the French writer and philosopher, Albert Camus, it's like a second spring when every le... [more]
Spectacular Sydney is a fabulous place for day trips. This is one town well-endowed with fun things to do, along wit... [more]
The picturesque coastline between Brighton and Beaumaris offers some of Melbourne's most spectacular walking within ... [more]
The wildflowers beside the walking tracks around Ferntree Gully are fantastic at the moment.... [more]
The lush rainforest of Sherbrooke is one of the prettiest and most accessible places for bushwalking near Melbourne.... [more]
 
The wildflowers at Cranbourne Botanic Gardens are fantastic at the moment. They have plants from all over Australia, inc... [more]
The walks in the Alpine National Park near Bright vary from gentle rambles to multi-day treks. We had a great time doing... [more]
The Grampians are stunning at the moment with so many wildflowers in bloom. This mint bush was in the Halls Gap Botanic ... [more]
Sunset at Port Fairy Lighthouse. The lighthouse is on Griffiths Island - easily accessible on foot via a causeway. It's ... [more]
Gorgeous Autumn leaves in Bright. The 2015 Autumn Festival runs April 24th to May 3rd.... [more]
Great walking at Mt Donna Buang on the eastern edge of Melbourne.... [more]
A walk in the Alfred Nicholas Gardens in the Dandenongs, east of Melbourne, is always, for me, a huge pleasure. Especial... [more]
I was walking at Marysville and paused to take in the reflections on this lake behind Gallipoli Park.... [more]
Ask ten people to name their favourite day trip in London and you'll get at least a thousand answers. Brimming with ch... [more]
Perth is well-known for its spectacular scenery and laid-back atmosphere, so it's no surprise this place is well-end... [more]
Brisbane is well-known for its spectacular scenery and vibrant, laid-back atmosphere, so it's no surprise this city ... [more]
Taken on an atmospheric early morning walk in the Dandenong Ranges National Park near Ferntree Gully.... [more]
The queue at Dench's on Saturday mornings is a touch off-putting, but this danish made the wait more than worthwhile. An... [more]
Crunchy, buttery pastry and a creamy filling that's smooth and oh-so-lemony. For the perfect afternoon tea, it's hard to... [more]
On a sunny autumn afternoon, I was drawn to the patterns the sun made through the pergola in the Brighton Town Hall Gard... [more]
The Easter long weekend is a great time for a picnic with family and friends and a perfect excuse for an Easter egg ... [more]
We all have days when we're in desperate need of letting it all go before something explodes. You could just grind you... [more]
For anyone revved up with new resolutions and keen to fine-tune their fitness, there's a myriad of ways to get in sh... [more]
Take a relaxing stroll around Carlton Gardens and check out this lovely Jacaranda tree. The Royal Exhibition Building is... [more]
There's lush new growth below the blackened tree trunks on the walking trail near Mt Evelyn, in the Dandenong Ranges Nat... [more]
Anyone who has ever spent more than five minutes in Melbourne knows this place is well-endowed with options for day ... [more]
The little town of Tooradin, an hour south of Melbourne, is well worth a visit - there's this photogenic estuary, some o... [more]
There's a great walking track around Lysterfield Lake with lots of wildflowers out at the moment.... [more]
These gardens are at Kallista, east of Melbourne and are a peaceful spot for a picnic. ... [more]
This is one of the spectacular views on the Bass Coast walk between San Remo and Kilcunda. San Remo is a 90 minute drive... [more]
I've heard some fishermen say stormy weather brings on the fish. Not sure how these two did...... [more]
If you've ever tried on your bikini (or mankini) and stepped back from the mirror screaming, you'll know the feeling... [more]
There's a colourful array of wildflowers in this park at the moment - it's east of Melbourne near Gembrook.... [more]
It's hard to beat a stroll around the colourful Rhododendron Gardens.... [more]
Whether you're eager to burn calories or just looking for a day out seeing the sights of Melbourne, it's hard to bea... [more]
If you've ever tried on your bikini (or mankini) and stepped back from the mirror screaming, you'll know the feeling... [more]
Spotted while coming out of Readings - a multicoloured knitted cover on this bike rack. Brilliant!... [more]
Delicious, buttery and crisp. This place has some of the yummiest croissants I've ever come across.... [more]
Dessert. It's a thought that's occupied the hearts and minds of philosophers, poets, kings and politicians for mille... [more]
Hot chocolate here is the real deal – thick, couverture chocolate melted and mixed with steaming, frothy milk. And reaso... [more]
If you've ever tried on your bikini (or mankini) and stepped back from the mirror, shrieking, you'll know the feelin... [more]
Whether you're a diehard bushwalker or just looking for a day out in some fresh air, Melbourne's a great place for w... [more]
These were on a quiet beach at Kilcunda, near the end of the Bass Coast walk.... [more]
I believe this is called a Fringed Lily. They're about as big as a 20 cent coin and very pretty.... [more]
It's berry season and it's hard to beat the taste of freshly picked strawberries. You can pick them at u-pick farms like... [more]
There's not many things more cheerful than a daffodil.... [more]
The terrace houses in this Carlton street were suddenly lit up as the sun came out for a moment.... [more]
This crisp, buttery savoury crepe topped with mushrooms in a creamy sauce was sensational.... [more]
This shop (the only shop) in Boolarra, Gippsland does fabulously crisp fish and chips. It's right opposite the Mirboo No... [more]
The view looking up from underneath the Shot Tower at Melbourne Central on a sunny day.... [more]
This friendly character stopped at each table along the street checking out any freebies on offer.... [more]
Grants Picnic Ground, nestled in Sherbrooke Forest, Kallista, 40 kilometres east of Melbourne, is a top spot to take... [more]
NSW has an astonishing array of national parks and reserves – a whopping 877 of them, ranging from rainforest to mou... [more]
Olinda, on the eastern edge of Melbourne, is chock-a-block with enticing gardens and Pirianda is right up there with... [more]
If you've ever considered creating a native garden at home, want to learn more about Australian plants or just feel ... [more]
The Rhododendron Gardens are spectacular at the moment with a multitude of colours.... [more]
The search for the best vanilla slice is one that can last a lifetime. This is a custardy crusade worthy of a tick b... [more]
If you've ever fancied a trip to Paris, Montreal or New Caledonia, learning French is a great idea. It's obvious tha... [more]
Perched above the 1,000 Steps walk in Ferntree Gully is the One Tree Hill Picnic Ground. This large picnic area, tuc... [more]
Melbourne is full of pockets of bushland surprisingly close to the city centre. One of them is the walking trail alo... [more]
If you've ever considered creating a native garden at home, want to learn more about Australian plants or just feel ... [more]
If you're in need of de-stressing, it's hard to beat a ramble or picnic in the peaceful George Tindale Gardens in Ka... [more]
Some claim the lemon tart is the Audrey Hepburn of desserts. Elegant and understated, the petite tarte au citron has... [more]
Sometimes it seems as though every second person in Melbourne is writing a novel. Over coffee, friends admit to secr... [more]
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