After a fairly sluggish start, I’ve started to get my act together and began with my artistic endeavours. I have had an artistic streak and today was no exception. As a child, my parents sent me to professional art lessons. By the time, I had turned 12, my love for art was immense. Today, after nearly 4 hours, I completed my first acrylic art piece and it turned out much better than I expected it to.
And so ends another year. 2016 had been fairly horrible for most people and hopefully 2017 will prove to be a bit better than last year. Last year was plagued by illness in our household and the weather has been very erratic. This year, I plan to become a new person.
I have to say that this year has been one horrible year all round for many people. Here, in the McLean household, it has been no different but we celebrated Christmas with a bang - so to speak. It would have to be the best Christmas I've had with my family that didn't involve anyone else.
It’s been a number of years since I’ve written anything substantial. Life has been somewhat hectic and I’m trying to get back into the swing of things. With so many ideas floating around in my head at the moment, it’s not easy getting them down on paper (or in this case, a computer) especially if you haven’t done it for a while.
So. over the next few days, I’ll be buckling down and burying my head in the computer to try and come up with another novel – possibly a sequel to Espial’s Revenge. We’ll see …
I wrote this novel in 2002. Set shortly after the attack on New York’s Twin Towers in 2001, this novel is now online for you to read – absolutely free. I hope you enjoy it!
After a day of severe storms, the entire state of South Australia was plunged into darkness that lasted for more than 4 hours. This proved to be a very interesting night with the electricity, the internet and mobile networks down, making receiving updates on the storm extremely difficult.
It’s been a while since AJ and I have spent some time in the garden. A fortnight ago, we decided to start on some weeding of my flowerbed and her new veggie patch out in the front garden. Today, we decided to finish off what we started. With the sun shining and a cool breeze in the air, the weather was perfect for some much needed time in the garden.
In this cold wintery season, we will inevitably suffering various ills with different aches and pains. Today, the whole household was feeling particularly frail. It’s been windy and raining all morning so, in order to combat the chill, we decided to start an open fire within our outside living area and I must say it does wonders for our aching bodies.
It’s been a very long time since I posted anything on this site and, to be truthful, I’d forgotten I’d set it up. Life has been very hectic with little time to really relax. However, over the last few weeks, I’ve finally been able to catch up with Mother Nature and am starting to take the first steps into getting back to nature.
I grew up with strict Asian parents whose primary activities thrust upon their children were study and advanced achievement. So, being a nature lover isn’t exactly what you’d expect from me. However, despite my parents’ teachings in academic subjects, I’ve always been fascinated with many facets of nature.