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The Trip of a Lifetime

We have just returned from the trip of a lifetime in the USA. Our son, Paul  and daughter-in-law, Marian arranged everything. All we had to do was front up and enjoy the experiences laid out before us…Driving from Yellowstone National … Continue reading

Writer wins 2016 Award

Mordialloc Writer, Mairi Neil, wins the Kingston Australia Day 2016 Citizen of the Year Award.   At 7.30am on arrival at the Moorabbin Town Hall for the Australia Day 2016 Awards celebratory breakfast we were greeted by members of the Kingston … Continue reading

Lights, Music, Laughter…

It’s time. Time to put away the decorations and to pack up the myriad of lights decorating the house to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Time for the boat to go back onto it’s floating dock after many a … Continue reading

Recipe for a Happy New Year

Another New Year. A chance to wipe the slate clean and start afresh. I hope you enjoy this wholesome, healthy New Year recipe. Share it with your friends over a cuppa. I’m sure it will become a favorite. Recipe for … Continue reading

Mairi Neil and Kingston Our City

It is Saturday afternoon in sunny Melbourne. The Allan McLean Hall is packed with people attending the launch of the ninth anthology by the Mordialloc Writers’ Group.  Kingston Our City is also the celebration of twenty years of fortnightly workshopping … Continue reading

Aussie Damper, Pumpkin Soup, Drunken Berries and Goodwill

Writer’s possess a ‘writer’s eye’. We see the world as raw material for our writing. We also involve exercising our ‘writer’s muscle’ to unravel and decipher what we see. I had no intention of writing a blog about recipes but … Continue reading

Writing Friends

“There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin      Despite a chill wind straight for Antarctica and a train strike … Continue reading

Writing a Memoir?

How to make your story come alive Writing a memoir might seem easy because you already know the story-after all, its your own. But to write a fascinating account of your life, you not only have to tell your tale … Continue reading

A Lick and a Promise

What does ‘a lick and a promise’ mean? Just that I have one tiny hour free to write this blog before life drags me away, yet again. I’ve made a pact with myself I’ll pull whatever I can together in … Continue reading

What stopped this writer from writing?

Life in all its complexities. The funeral of a friend, the blue screen of death on my beloved computer and the overwhelming urge to clean up years of clutter. All things that everyone experiences at some time or another. However, … Continue reading