Saturday, April 29, 2017

Update

I've been in writing land lately, and this manuscript is almost finished with more suspense and a Detective Sergeant as the hero. The heroine wants to prove her innocence for a crime she didn't commit. It's set in rural NSW.

To change the subject. lol The ocean was a little cooler today, but I braved it and had a swim. The water is so flat and  blue. Heaven :)

The second photograph is of beautiful Lake Macquarie. It was always nice, still is.

Perhaps it will be my new home. Yes, I'm  a travelling gypsy at the moment, taking in the sights and getting to know new places and people. It's been an interesting journey.

I should get back to my writing. So, take care, and happy reading. :)



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Anzac Day

ANZAC Day – 25 April – is the anniversary of the landing of our troops from Australia and New Zealand on the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, in World War I.

On April 25, 1915, Australian troops landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, a site they were advised 'a friendly beach.'
For the men and women who displayed great courage, discipline and self-sacrifice in serving our country.
ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day.


THE BATTLE OF GALLIPOLI

In 1915, Australia along with its Allies  Britain, France and Russia, Italy, and Japan were at war, fighting Germany, the Ottoman Empire aka Turkey, and Austria-Hungary. Most people think of World War 1 of fighting the Germans in the trenches across France. But Russia was also under attack from Turkey in the Caucasus. To aid their plight the Allies devised a plan to distract Turkey by attacking the Gallipoli Peninsula, on Turkey's Aegean coast. By taking control of this strip of land they would have control of a strait of water called the Dardanelles and lay siege to Turkey's main city, Istanbul (then Constantinople).

A DISASTER UNFOLDS

The troops were advised that the beach was friendly. Under misdirection, around 20,000 soldiers landed on the beach, but they landed in the wrong place. With steep cliffs and the fire of the enemy surrounding them, they fought for several months but couldn't make any leeway. There wasn't anywhere to go, so they dug in and copped the brunt of the Turks. Thousands of Aussies and Kiwi soldiers died, not only from the battle but from disease caused by the living conditions.

This disaster gave birth to the Aussie Digger, a courageous battler who faced inconceivable odds with humour, courage and mate ship. Eventually the troops were withdrawn but nothing was accomplished.  It was from here that the legend of the Aussie Digger spread throughout the world.






AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM.


LEST WE FORGET

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Update

After a disastrous holiday, well it wasn't a holiday at all. All I can say that is I am now separated from my husband and I'm looking forward to a great new life ahead.

I found this on Goodreads this morning and I wanted to share it with you. At least my writing is pleasing 96% of readers. I do intend on running a competition but as my life is a little upside down at present I will delay it until later on in the year.

Keep reading, and if you've read my novels why not try some of the other Aussie Authors who bring a great story to the table?

Thank you for your support. :)



Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A quick note

I forgot to mention here that I'll be away for the next few weeks at least until April 12th as I'm taking some time out. I can't see myself not writing on my break as I'm sure to have withdrawals. But being away is taking time out from FB and the internet in general.

If you need to contact me urgently my contact details are on my website as I'll check emails twice a week.

Keep well. And don't forget Smile.

Thank you. :)