It’s 2017 and I’m still alive.

January 5th, 2017 · No Comments »

Well hello all. It has been a long time since I have visited this blog space. Thanks for all the worried messages checking to make sure I was okay and not trapped under heavy furniture (this is me being sarcastic – I received no such messages!! What if I had been stuck under some heavy furniture? You should feel very bad for not checking on me).

I forgive you. In 2016 lots of important things were happening. Here is a list of some of them:

  • I started learning the tin whistle
  • I cut my toe nails. Twice.
  • I started teaching drama and music part time in schools
  • I sewed a Dugong costume
  • I chipped one of my front teeth. I call that tooth Chip. He is one of my new best friends.
  • I staged a musical production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at one of the schools I teach it. I wrote it with the students there and it was heaps of fun. We set it under the sea and there were lots of Sea Monkeys in it.
  • I dressed up as a French Horn.


But the big thing I did in 2016 was to write the play adaptation of Oliver Phommavanh’s book ‘Thai-riffic!’ We had a staged-reading of the work at the Riverside Theatres in Parramatta, with a great response from the audience. And the exciting news is that in 2017, you can see the full production of the show (produced by the wonderful Theatre Division people). Monkey Baa Theatre Company are presenting the opening season at their theatre in Darling Harbour –4th-8th July (School holiday time). Check out the details here:


And following that, Seymour Centre have programmed the play into their education season. 7th – 12th of of August. Find out all details here:


From there, fingers crossed everyone will fall in love with it and will tour the country (fingers crossed).


And now that it is 2017 I am free to start a new writing project. I feel a new novel coming on … too soon to talk about it now. More to come …



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