July What’s Happenin’

Because life still happens outside of writing and goal setting, once a month I will note here what I’ve been up to, just so I can say I have actually lived a life when I look back at the end of the year.

Plus here is where I will shout out any recommendations, let me know if you have any yourself.

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What Have I Been Doing?

Went to Moonta with family. It was pretty cold and with five kids sometimes it’s easier to stay in but we did venture to the Kadina Library and had breakfast at Taste the Yorke. The friendliest service you will ever find. Ever.

Went to a friend’s house to use her Thermomix (stocking up on lemon curd) and three weeks later I am the proud owner of a Thermomix. Yup, I’m a Thermomix person thanks to Gumtree. I promise I won’t post any recipes. Actually what am I saying I can’t promise anything, seriously I’m in love.

I attended South Australian Romance Authors meet up. This months theme was Pitching and Writing a Synopsis. Again, so much useful information from these generous ladies. The RWA conference is in full swing for August and I am so bummed I’m not going. Good luck everyone!

Slightly off track here but… I had a colonoscopy. Yeah, let’s get it out there people, no reason why we shouldn’t talk about bowels. It was routine, I have a family history of bowel cancer and I am in the forties club now so this shit happens (excuse the pun!). But seriously, bowel cancer claims a life every two hours in Australia. It’s true. And the thing is there are simple home screening tests we can all do to help prevention. Check the Jodi Lee foundation for more info. So check your bowels! And tell your friends! Yeah! 

What’s coming up next month?

SALA – The very talented and might I add devilishly handsome artist Tim Eden is holding a SALA event at Nook Nosh on August 1st. If you are an Adelaidean then please do poke your head in.

10km run – Last year I ran a half marathon and this year I can barely run 3kms. But my sister, bless her, has got me motivated and signed us up for a 10km run in the Barossa. I’m looking forward to it… sort of.

Salisbury Writers Festival – I have never been before because something has always been on but this year I think it’s time for me to check it out.

Book week. Anyone else still get excited about book week? I do. And dress up is huge in our house so I probably need to start preparing now.

Adelaide show. Hey Hey! Who’s going?! I will be there with three kids and hopefully a blue ribbon in the gluten free chocolate cake competition. I really can’t explain why but it has always been on my bucket list to enter a cooking competition.

Camping at Melrose in the Flinders Ranges. Can. Not. Wait. So excited to go camping with some really good mates.

My birthday! Whoop! Whoop! I think the whoop whoop says it all.

 Anyone got anything exciting coming up? Or even something not exciting coming up?

Drop me a line and let me know!

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