The amazing autumn sunshine continues. It’s officially winter in a couple of weeks but the temperatures remain around 25 C. I’m taking the opportunity to tidy my garden, pruning the dead wood for the council clean-up, tying everything into neat bundles so that the burley council guys won’t hurt their fragile backs. Everything took longer than expected, so I was very tired when all was done, but glad I made the effort – the pick-up lorry came by at dawn this morning

As usual, one finds a dozen things to attend outside, when the intention was to do one. The ground is so dry we really need a good fall of rain. I have a big water tank under the floor of my house, but my pump has no water pressure so I’ve got to  find someone to see what’s wrong, before I can do much watering. My first quote to have a look at it was $250 call out fee, then $100-00 per hour, plus parts. Hoping to do better than that!

Back to my writing, I’m pleased to have Carolyn Beaumont on board to help me work through my latest novel ‘Letters From A Digger,’ the first  of a duo. It explores the ramifications of a secret, and  depicts the struggle for Australian women in Australia during WW1, the depression, and beyond.

Carolyn is an excellent editor, and helped me with  BLACK STOCKINGS, WHITE VEIL A TALE OF ADVERSITY , TRIUMPH AND ROMANCE at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW.This  fictional memoir of nursing in 1950s Australia, was  a Finalist in the 2009 Indie Book Awards. It continues to be popular with readers, available at htpp://

About wraxdec

I've reached the age of flamboyance and bling.I love Classical FM, Jazz, French chansons, French movies, SBS Documentaries and Wednesdays with my Women Writers Critique Group at the NSW Writers Centre.I've published short stories and the occasional article. My novel/'faction on nursing in the 20th Century,' BLACK STOCKINGS WHITE VEIL - A TALE OF ADVERSITY, TRIUMPH AND ROMANCE AT ROYAL PRINCE ALFRED HOSPITAL'- was a Finalist in the 2009 Indie Book Awards. I've critiqued a second fictional family memoir, 'SONGS FROM HEAVEN', and am working through a third, 'GOING HOME'.
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