Versatile Blogger Award

Nichole from NoFriendAsLoyal has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award – Thanks! It’s nice to know that people enjoy reading my blog 🙂


Versatile Blogger









According to the rules, I now have to…

  1. Display the award certificate on your blog.
  2. Write a post linking back to the blogger who nominated you, and share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  4. Inform them of their nomination with a comment on their blog.

So 7 things about me.

  • I hate the heat. We’re currently experiencing yet another long stretch of 40+ degree days (and 30+ degree nights… ugh) and I can barely think straight. I can’t sleep properly, the gym is so not appealing in this weather, and I cannot even face cooking. Bring on Winter.
  • My all time favourite TV show is Criminal Minds. I own all the series on DVD and I do enjoy a good marathon
  • I am not good at early mornings – yet I choose to live an hour away from my workplace. Good thing I can sleep on the train!
  • I have always been a big reader, from childhood upwards. Mum used to have to pry the book out of my hand to make me eat dinner, breakfast, go to bed and get out of bed. We’d go to the library and I’d walk out with 15 or more books, and be done with half of them in a couple of days
  • I am currently studying a post-graduate diploma in Clinical Education
  • My favourite genres to read are general fiction, crime novels, and I’m getting more into YA of many genres
  • I love strawberries, mangoes and tomatoes – home-grown tomatoes especially

And now I nominate some of my favourite blogs

Looking forward to reading everyone’s posts!



Rachael Treasure Event!!

So I was lucky enough to meet Rachael Treasure recently at an event held at my local Collins book shop. The book tour promoting her newest book, “The Farmer’s Wife” which is a sequel to her first book, “Jillaroo” – which I loved. I purchased “The Farmer’s Wife”  on the night and haven’t read it yet, but listening to Rachael talking about it reminded my one of the reasons I love going to these events and listening to authors talking about their books.

Before she took some time and signed everyone’s books, she chatted with us as a group, and read an excerpt from the book. Listening to authors talk about their books for me just absolutely brings the characters to life, they aren’t just people in a book. It was clear that she loved this book and not only the characters, but the country, the issues, are very close to her heart. She even had me interested in soil for a few minutes there, because she was so excited about land development! She was incredibly engaging, interacting with people in the audience – she had some family and friends there. But she absolutely gave the impression of being relaxed, fun loving, B&S loving “for research for the books, of course”.

Collins Ballarat (Book City) put on a great night, complete with drinks and nibbles which were much appreciated! The staff there on the night were just lovely.