Support a Queensland Writing Festival

The Cairns Tropical Writers Festival is coming up soon, and they are doing some lead up events to assist with raising funds to put the festival on. Whilst living in North Queensland, I was lucky enough to make it to this home grown festival highlighting local and visiting talent, twice. Once I was invited toContinue reading “Support a Queensland Writing Festival”

Hidden Walks

Originally posted on Following the Crow Song:
Banana Field in Tully Town – June Perkins Every town, urban or rural, has the hidden walks.  These are the ones the locals know about and love.  These walks can be found in the oddest places. They might be alongside a river, behind a school, near a local…

Blue Bonnets

I wrote this poem a few years ago, but in light of the recent events in Texas it seemed a good time to share it publicly. At the time I penned it a mother had suddenly lost her husband and I was extremely moved by her situation. The poem is not specifically about her, but moreContinue reading “Blue Bonnets”

Gumboots Festival Time

It’s that time of year again when Tully gears up for the Golden Gumboots Festival. My daughter is considering entering the Golden Gumboot Quest.  We’re not really into quests so how has this happened? In fact, the last time a child of mine entered one was my eldest son as a baby in a shoppingContinue reading “Gumboots Festival Time”

Returning North

This story  first appeared at ABC Open’s, New In Town.  Head over there to read more stories on this theme. So many times my hubby and I were new and then gone. We always seemed to be just settling in when it was suddenly time to go again. This follow, or be blown, by the wind lifeContinue reading “Returning North”