Her Quail Cuteness

It’s Rover at home. Such a cosy quail! This is my latest upload to RedBubble, because I think she’s too cute to not share. Installation by Jazz and photography & editing by Leni. Advertisements

Story Sale: Polymer Island, and other writing news.

Yesterday Kaleidotrope got in touch to say they’d like to publish my dark science fiction story “Polymer Island.” Yay. The story is an old-school science fiction piece about a researcher, Dr Majella Lawson, on a military expedition to explore a new island. She hopes to fulfil her dream of discovering rapidly adapting lifeforms, but instead […]

Springbrook Camping and Bushwalking

I had a great weekend at Springbrook with Jo, camping and walking. It was chilly, wet, green, and beautiful! The sun made brief appearances, while much water rose into and fell from the sky, as seen in Jo’s panorama from Best of All Lookout. The pic below is from behind one of the waterfalls on […]

Hummingbird Cake Recipe

  This recipe brings together a few recipes I found online and combined/tweaked. It has a lot of ingredients, but it’s pretty easy to make, and fun. I might try substituting sugar for honey, and also adding some orange. For a vegan version you could replace the eggs with chia seeds. Helen’s Hummingbird Cake ½ […]

SurferLeni — Softlite Chopstick Surfboard Review

I’ve been surfing! Twice so far, or three times if we count that time I had a go at seventeen. Because of that not-great experience as a youngun, on my bf’s pro board, I thought surfing was something I couldn’t do. It wasn’t until recently that it really clicked home that with the right board […]

The orchid has flowered

It’s taken years, and there have been many other plant-deaths along the way, but my Aussie Parade Carrot Splash Orchid (that’s what the label says) has finally spiked.  The flowers are hidden beneath beneath the leaves, so it was hard to get good shots. It’s also made a little side plant! I have to re-pot […]

Slow Heat and Blue Skies

The family are having cruisy holiday this week so I’ve knocked over a couple of books in genres I’ve been keen to check out, as both genres intrigued me when I heard about them from my friends Ellen Gregory and Barb Pini. Both novels have been interesting, and different to each other and what I’d […]