Callie’s Feet Photographed By Blythe Wood

Unlike the other day, when someone tried to scam us, we actually did become proud dog parents today.

We now have eight-week old Callie, a beautiful, co-operative and sweet-natured border collie. Named after a dog we love, owned by one of our favourite Youtube stars, Shawn, at My Self Reliance.

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It’s been a long time coming.

But finally my partner, child, cat and myself have moved onto our tiny smallholding.

Our house is 100 years old and small. It’s a tiny Australian cottage with a veranda, two bedrooms, a dining room, living room, kitchen, laundry nook and bathroom. …

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I feel like I have been searching my whole life. Searching for the book that clicks into place with my quirky, addled psyche. Occasionally I have found one, so good, so earth-altering, so amazing, that it’s swept me off my toes.

But there haven’t been many.

My favourite five books, in no particular order have…


Mum to teen transgender son, organic gardener, herb enthusiast, reader, writer and all-round knowledge-sponge, lover of black cats.

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