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Talented book cover designer, Darian Causby, added a new  tag line to my book cover - 'A South African woman's memoir of migrating to Australia'

Talented book cover designer, Darian Causby, added a new tag line to my book cover - 'A South African woman's memoir of migrating to Australia'

It’s that time of year again where my fam­ily insists I be locked up. Not that I’ve done any­thing wrong yet —it’s just that they know some­thing embar­rass­ing is immi­nent. It’s the annual or bi-annual coun­cil pick up, you see. That time of year when dis­tract­ing piles of junk—no let me rephrase—someone else’s trea­sure lies on the curb for all to see. The very innards of their soul lie naked for pub­lic perusal.

It’s Brisbane's annual or bi-annual council pick up—that time of year when someone else’s treasure lies on the curb for all to see.

'Aussie, Actually' is an honest and humorous account of Lois Nicholls' new life on foreign soil – battling through endless Brisbane summers, the struggles to make new friends, coming to terms with leaving her family behind and understanding the quirks of living in Australia.

Talented book cover designer, Darian Causby, added a new tag line to my book cover - 'A South African woman's memoir of migrating to Australia'

'Aussie, Actually' is now on the Kindle Store. The book is an honest and humorous account of Lois Nicholls' new life on foreign soil – battling through endless Brisbane summers, the struggles to make new friends, coming to terms with leaving her family behind and understanding the quirks of living in Australia.

Talented book cover designer, Darian Causby, added a new tag line to my book cover - 'A South African woman's memoir of migrating to Australia'

'Aussie, Actually' is now on Audible. The book is an honest and humorous account of Lois Nicholls' new life on foreign soil – battling through endless Brisbane summers, the struggles to make new friends, coming to terms with leaving her family behind and understanding the quirks of living in Australia.

'Aussie, Actually' is now on Audible. The book is an honest and humorous account of Lois Nicholls' new life on foreign soil – battling through endless Brisbane summers, the struggles to make new friends, coming to terms with leaving her family behind and understanding the quirks of living in Australia.

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Brisbane Freelance Journalist and Copywriter

I have never been one for shop­ping lists or plan­ning weekly meal menus. And nor, it seems, ware­house fur­ni­ture shop­ping ...

I have never been one for shop­ping lists or plan­ning weekly meal menus. And nor, it seems, ware­house fur­ni­ture shop­ping .

I took my dog for a walk this morn­ing. I snuck out the back way, through the bush and along the fire track. I was rather hop­ing to avoid Slater. Slater is the neigh­bour­hood vagabond ...

I took my dog for a walk this morn­ing. I snuck out the back way, through the bush and along the fire track. I was rather hop­ing to avoid Slater. Slater is the neigh­bour­hood vagabond .

Don’t cause a scene.  These were the unspo­ken words I grew up with. Cul­tured women don’t lose their deco­rum and tell shop keep­ers what they think of them. They main­tain their dig­nity and they leave. They remain in con­trol.  Not this time.

These were the unspo­ken words I grew up with. Cul­tured women don’t lose their deco­rum and tell shop keep­ers what they think of them. They main­tain their dig­nity and they leave. They remain in con­trol.

I was walk­ing along a coun­try lane near my home recently, mulling over all the things I had to do that day when in the dis­tance, I saw an elderly man rum­mag­ing through his refuse bin.

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We have an abun­dance of holy sil­ver beet in our veg­etable patch.    Holy not in a reli­gious sense, but rather that it has been nib­bled with gay aban­don by an extended fam­ily of tiny, apple green grasshop­pers. The fact that it is holy in no way impacts on its taste, or the fre­quency in which it finds its way into a mul­ti­tude of dishes. The plea­sure is purely that it comes from our gar­den and tastes like real spinach.

We have an abun­dance of holy sil­ver beet in our veg­etable patch. Holy not in a reli­gious sense, but rather that it has been nib­bled with gay aban­don by an extended fam­ily of tiny, apple green grasshop­pers. The fact that it is holy in no way impacts on its taste, or the fre­quency in which it finds its way into a mul­ti­tude of dishes. The plea­sure is purely that it comes from our gar­den and tastes like real spinach.

Middle-Aged Dread.  In my mother’s era, middle-aged moth­ers were con­tent to be middle-aged mothers. They wore com­fort­able cloth­ing and would not have dreamed of try­ing to fit into their teenage daughter’s jeans or befriending her friends on Face­book ...

Middle-Aged Dread. In my mother’s era, middle-aged moth­ers were con­tent to be middle-aged mothers. They wore com­fort­able cloth­ing and would not have dreamed of try­ing to fit into their teenage daughter’s jeans or befriending her friends on Face­book ...

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