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My Goals For 2013

17 Jan

I’ve recently read the list of writing goals of the lovely Rachael Johns, http://rachaeljohns.wordpress.com/2013/01/02/goals-for-2013/ , and have inspired to list my own.

1. Finish revision of my seventh title: that which I talked about in the previous post.

2. Collaborate with my husband/editor Ronald Sharp over the next stages, including the details of the cover’s design.

3. Think about the next title.

4. Blog about those things in life that engage my interest: nature particularly: and include examples of one of my other loves, photography.

5. Write Letters to the Editor, particularly of our local newspaper.

6. Read widely.

 

Again, I thank Rachael for the idea for the post. Isn’t is a good idea to stop, focus, and plan ahead?

All the Fun of a Spring-time Fair!

21 Oct

White Nanny Goat in children’s display

Goat in farm display
Ponies at the fair

If crowd numbers are anything to go by, Australians love Fairs!  Whether judging by media reports or witnessing first-hand, who could fail to be impressed by both the crowd numbers and attractions?

My husband Ron and I recently visited a local Spring Fair. The warm, sunny weather doubtless contributed to their impressive display. A contagious, carnival atmosphere permeated the scene!

While motor bike rides, stalls of  what-have -you: and even a Haunted House: drew plenty of admirers, my own favourites were the animals. Impeccably presented Shetland ponies were on hand, and didn’t the kids (and their parents) love them!  One mum  I saw seemed to be videoing her child’s entire pony-back excursion!

No less popular were the farmyard animals. Their ‘getting to know you’ pen remained at or near capacity, all the time I looked enviously on. What a joy it is to see the animals and birds mingling happily with young family members!

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