A new cafe is always good

There's a new cafe just opened in my local shopping strip (like, yesterday), and today I got to check it out for its "office" potential. I didn't have time to linger and write or anything, being somewhat under the pump with work this week; but I've established I am far more productive overall if I … Continue reading A new cafe is always good

Nothing beats a Melbourne coffee (or an Australian red)

I make no secret of the fact that I drink a lot of coffee. And, since I live in Melbourne, why wouldn't I? Not only are we the world's most livable city (for the fourth year in a row), we have the BEST coffee. My signature beverage is a large (double shot) skim flat white … Continue reading Nothing beats a Melbourne coffee (or an Australian red)

The many things I like about Exeter

After a short break from travel posts, here's another from my recent trip. Today I want to tell you all about Exeter, the historical administrative capital of ┬áDevon which I took a particular shine to. Exeter is a city with a strong connection to the past. Its position on the River Exe made it a … Continue reading The many things I like about Exeter

A good SIGN for a hungry traveller

I was flicking through a bunch of travel photos just last week and came across a pic of this fabulous sign, and made a mental note to drag it out if/when the WordPress weekly photo challenge called for a sign. Surprise! I didn't have to wait very long -- the blog gods clearly heard me, … Continue reading A good SIGN for a hungry traveller

Over at Liv Rancourt’s blog

There's lots of blog love going around in my world at the moment. Just as I hosted S.M. Nonnemacher here on Friday, so have I appeared as a guest over on Liv Rancourt's blog. Liv, who is a Seattle-based author of speculative fiction, asked me to share some insights on what it's like to live … Continue reading Over at Liv Rancourt’s blog