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A Compendium of Little Mysteries

A Compendium of Little Mysteries; a collection of my poetry has been released! The book is 114 pages and contains 71 original poems some of which are being published for the first time in this collection. The book is available in two formats, paperback and ebook. I have included the poem Self-Portrait from the collection below. There is a only a limited print run of the paperback so if you would like a copy please contact me quickly. Read more →

Victoria Dam - Queens Birthday Public Holiday

The weather being good it seemed only fitting that I celebrate Her Majesty’s birthday with a hike around Victoria dam which probably has a connection in name with her predecessor Queen Victoria, or maybe not- I didn’t find any evidence either way but it seems likely as Victoria was the Queen at the time. It’s also Spring in the hills which means wildflowers so with the exception of the pic above and one of a bug (I warned you! Read more →

Sep 16 2018

And then I turned around and it was September, where did that come from? (Like being hit on the neck with a hacky sack!) One day follows another and all of them seem to be chock full of something. Last weekend was the young blokes birthday, eight already, that happened too quickly as well! For his party we were back to Wally Deli park for Nerf war party with the Bassendean Nerf Group (thanks Jason! Read more →

Aug 26 2018

Yesterday the kids and I walked down to Bill Shaw Reserve (known as “Walli Deli Park” in our house because it is in Walliston and across the road from the Walliston Deli) for a birthday party of one of my young blokes school friends. Whilst we were down there someone mentioned that there were film crews up the road at the Walliston Primary School all set to film the demolition of the old Channel 9 broadcast tower. Read more →

Poem of the Week - William Butler Smith

Apologies for the lack of recent posts, it’s been a very busy time of late. As I suggested earlier my project was fat at one end, did get thinner for a while and then got very fat at the other. Then it was finished and I was moved to another customer site and I have the whole fat at one end thing all over again except this time I am managing a program as well (first world problems I know! Read more →