Where the winds take you

Where the winds take you

Originally posted on Off the Beaten Track:
A year ago, Ben and I were about to embark on a journey back to the Greek Islands, revisiting some of the places we discovered together in 2006 – when we met. Our skipper from the sailing trip in ’06, Patrick, would be at the helm again. We’d…

A revisited meme

A revisited meme

I first published this meme in March 2008, borrowed from the Sunday newspaper supplement. So little has changed that I’m re-posting it almost intact. Anything in blue is new. My earliest memory is being in hospital. I was 18 months old, and was there because I had stopped breathing. I was sitting at a small wooden … Continue reading

15 books in 15 minutes

Originally posted on Off the Beaten Track:
I love to read. In fact, I have discovered that my desire to write is affected greatly by whether or not I am reading regularly. When I read less, because I am too busy to carve out the time, I write less. When I make time to read…

Settling back in

Settling back in

It’s been four months since Ben and I moved back to Melbourne post-sabbatical, and it has been anything but dull. Since arriving in late January: We apartment hunted for the perfect rental and were elated to get a place in the heart of the city with an incredible view. It has an office for me, … Continue reading

My name is Sandy and I am an author

My name is Sandy and I am an author

I met with a financial advisor once – once. When he asked about my long-term plans (career, finances, retirement), I replied that I would probably never truly retire, because one day I’d be an author and I would continue to write ’til the day I stopped breathing. He laughed at me. Out loud. Then he … Continue reading