The first of my series “My Job Rules,” Was realised today. They look really good, we are all thrilled with them. The children from Mossgiel Park are very excited and have enjoyed being a part of the process.
The “Casey Cardinia Kids” magazine contacted me today and have asked me to donate some copies of our coffee table book, “At Play” for a competition. Their photographers came to my home and took our photo for the magazine.
1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cap full vanilla essence
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat. Add all other ingredients. Spoon into patty pans ¾ full. Bake in a 230 degree oven for 10 mins.
The magazine, Retro Vintage Review issue 5 hit the shelves today. I am so excited to see two of my articles featured in the issue. One was on the ‘Rocka Billy hairdressers at Sandown’s Greazefest and the other was an article about my Pops caravan that my husband, John and I rescued and cleaned up. The caravan was hand crafted by my grandfather in 1958.
I wrote these articles and sent them in to the magazine. The rockabilly one is just as I sent it, However I was pretty disappointed with the edit of the caravan one as the gramma in places was poor, (not the way I wrote it.) Other changes made took my words out of context. Not very happy with that but at the end of the day out of my hands.
At the Melbourne Writers Festival today I had the pleasure of attending an event called “Caravan Conversations.” The idea is that you can book a seat in this fabulous, vintage, Airstream caravan. They only take five seats at a time and we get to speak with a famous journalist of author. We can ask questions and chat with them and their work for half an hour. I booked two slots and got to meet with Tim Lester and Latika Bourke. They both had books out and were very interesting and engaging. I bought Latika’s book and had this photo taken with her.
I took a road trip to Castlemaine today to participate in a workshop with none other than Hazel Edwards of, There’s a Hippopotamus on my Roof fame. It was a wonderful day, very informative, and fun with a great bunch of like-minded people.
Sorry Hazel you look good in one photo and I look okay in one so I had to show both.
Today we had a fabulous book launch for our long-awaited book, “At play.” We are very grateful to the Italian club in Ferntree Gully for letting us use their beautiful venue for the event, and also for the two hundred plus people who came to support us.
The book was very well received by everyone and we sold 243 books. The children featured in the book seemed to enjoy seeing themselves in it.
Check out these very cute, tasty and healthy snacks. I love these I found them on a Woman’s day Magazine post on Facebook.
My book, “At play,” is finally finished and ready to be picked up from the wharfs today. It is a coffee table book based around children at play. It’s a glossy hard cover gift book and is full of beautiful photos by my daughter, Laura Dascoli, from MooseStar Photography, and a collection of poems and anecdotes written by myself.
We are very proud of our first book. Australian Publishing Company did a great job of it.
If anyone would like to buy one you can call me on 0409828770.
I had an Idea for a series of books for late primary school to early high school children.
The small booklets would highlight peoples journey to their chosen occupations with intention to inspire students to strive toward occupations that they perhaps had not thought of previously. I made a test book using my daughter, Donna, and her occupation, an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, as my first victim/subject.
I took this first draft to a very well-known educational publisher, Hawker and Brownlow and to my delight they have said a big yes and have given me a contract for a series of ten books.
This is very exciting for us. It will be a joint effort with my eldest daughter Laura, doing all the photos for the series and my youngest daughter Donna, doing all of the editing and preparation to submit work.
I also want to engage the local primary school, Mossgiel Park primary, getting the input of the senior students to ensure that their questions are answered in the books. I have the permission of the school so I can’t wait to get started.