February 6, 2023

Oh, no! I forgot…

Same day: Feb 6th ’23 Hello, yet again. This is an incredibly speedy return from my last update. It must be a record. Anyway, people […]

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February 6, 2023

Who wants to know?

February 6th 2023 Hello, once again! Oh, oh, oh, such a long silence. Sorry. No excuse, just bone idle. In case you thought I’d ceased […]

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June 6, 2022

News in June

Well, hello again, many months later! lt’s winter with a vengeance.  We have been battered by the most violent, howling winds imaginable for this part […]

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February 7, 2022

Alive and Lazy

Hi, yet again! A schoolgirl has done a wonderful thing!  Her name is Evelyn. She sent me five very interesting questions which I answered on […]

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November 3, 2021

Old me, new book

Dear world, my beach before a spectacular storm in late October 20201—and a climate change rant below… As I write, the United Nations climate change […]

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August 5, 2021

Still alive, still writing

Hello, once more! Before I start, I’d like to alert you to a few videos of speeches and readings of individual books. I had to […]

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March 18, 2021

Ages and Ages

Hello again! The only people who read websites like this (so I’m told) are librarians, teachers and students of children’s literature, but hey— librarians, teachers, […]

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December 29, 2020

Some year! Christmas New Year 2020/2021

I’m imagining that at this moment in the world’s history every Facebook entry, every blog, card, tweet, diary, letter, journal, instagram, email and so on, […]

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June 16, 2020


Australia, I love you! We have survived. This isn’t us, but it is a photo of our beach this evening, which encapsulates the peace of […]

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March 27, 2020

No Other Topic!

Hello, hello, especially to those holed up in your homes, on the edge of hysteria. I’m with you. Corona virus. There is no other topic. […]

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January 1, 2020

Happy New Decade!

Hello again! Here I am, saved from the heatwaves, unlike our poor magnolias. Temperatures of 44C (111F) nearly killed us all last month. So sad. […]

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September 1, 2019

Which new book?

Hello, and welcome back after your absence and mine! Happy, wonderful first day of spring to those of us in the southern hemisphere. As you […]

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