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WA Premier’s Book Awards

…and other important aspects of WA culture. Recently, the powers that be decided to halve the funding for the WA Premier’s Book Awards. This decision came just after the spectacular Giants event in Perth, and just before the Perth Writers’ … Continue reading

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Perth Writers’ Festival Pt. 2

And just like that, it’s over. Lowlights: Awful traffic, being late to things, rude audience members (seriously, who puts their hand up during question time and then accuses the author of not staying on track?). Highlights: (deep breath) Kate Forsyth, … Continue reading

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A Week Of Noms

I’ve done a lot of cooking this week. Call it stress-relief, call it procrastination, call it boredom, call it being-hungover-after-Australia-Day-and-seriously-needing-something-spicy-to-get-through-the-day; whatever you call it, I donned my apron and went nuts. The day after Australia Day, bright and sunny, brought … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs a Dragon

I have two pet dragons. Unfortunately, they don’t yet breathe fire or fly, but neither have they eaten me and started to horde gold in my room, so I’m okay with the trade-off. Anyhow, it’s a constant debate amongst some … Continue reading

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Davy Jones’ Dissertation

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve talked about my dissertation,¬†at least on this blog; I’ve dedicated an awful lot of time to whining about it on Facebook and Twitter. My English dissertation is an examination of changing social responses … Continue reading

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Meetings in Melbourne

Last week, for the first time, I flew to Melbourne. Well, that’s a bit of an over-simplification. My intention was to fly to Melbourne. Instead, I flew to Adelaide. As far as travel goes, it was a shambles. Melbourne was … Continue reading

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Telling Tales in Balingup

This past weekend was both busy and exciting, as it marked the annual Telling Tales festival in Balingup. I packed up the car with my dad and younger brother, and we took the drive south on Friday, to be greeted … Continue reading

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Bagels and Book-Cases

Yesterday was my ideal day. The morning was spent at a symposium on Medieval Warfare, hosted by the University of Western Australia. There were swords and interesting lectures, and I wish I could have stayed longer. As it was, I … Continue reading

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Books by Mail

This week has brought copious amounts of books. Fortuitously, there is a spare bookcase in our house, which I intend to steal over the weekend. Why so many books? Well, firstly, I received the wonderful ‘What If? The Anthology of … Continue reading

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Gnocchi and Pirates

Today has been an exercise in patience: I decided to make gnocchi for my family. The process involved a Masterchef recipe, another internet recipe, the wrong sort of sieve, eight potatoes, and much frustration. The end result is 23 lumps … Continue reading

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