Excerpt from ‘Ridgeview Station’

Excerpt from ‘Ridgeview Station’

Lisa came bustling through the doorway, her cheeks flushed. She was breathing heavily. ‘What have you been doing, Mum?’ asked Kelsie. ‘Oh, not much,’ Lisa said, with a slightly guilty look. ‘Just thought I’d shift some of those rocks in the back garden.’ Pete rolled...
West Coast Fiction Festival

West Coast Fiction Festival

Saturday 3rd November 2018 – Rendezvous Hotel Perth – 9.00am to 11.30pm An amazing line up of over fifty authors, all converging on Perth. Meet your favorite writers and join them for the cocktail party afterwards. Event Facebook Page...

A problem shared

Halfway through 2005 we’d just taken on a new farm at Walkaway. It was a fairly rushed affair, but we set ourselves up for a big 2006. Organised the finance for a crop, leased another farm at Chapman Valley, and prepared as much as we could to go hard. And then...

Schoolyard Wedgie

I hate the idea of a country / city divide. Both would be screwed without each other, yet there is a perception that Perth has little regard for those in the regions. I’m not sure that’s entirely true; three of my neighbours all have country connections, or hail from...

Same same but different.

Yesterday I read two things that bothered me. The first was an article on FIFO and the mental health impacts on workers. The second was the tweet below from someone in agriculture. learned of the suicide of someone I considered a quiet leader in the region. Your...
Show Time!

Show Time!

Usually when I go to an Agricultural Show it’s been to gawk at something I’d never be able to afford and wouldn’t know what to do with if I got my hands on it, which, from what I understand, is much the same premise as a strip club. Lately though...