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Revision Ready

Well, I finally finished Taniel, properly, a week or so ago. I captured that first moment of pristine manuscript with the Nokia Lumia 530 windows phone. I can hardly wait until I hold the paperback in my hands – but that will not be before Book two is done. By then, I will have ironed out all problems in this first book before it is immortalized in print.


We’ve had our trip to Adelaide to help my mum move house. I’m glad we made the effort to arrive the day before the removal van came as she said she would have been overwhelmed on the day. The transition went smoothly but we were grateful she had only been moved about 5 minutes drive away as we did a few trips ferrying pot plants and garden equipment and then unscrewing the things she wanted from the walls – key-holders,towel racks, that sort of thing. Then it was unpacking cardboard cartons, fitting light shades and curtains. It was a lot of fun and a good bonding experience for me and my mum.

I did not even get to the beach. I never go to Adelaide without visiting the seaside.

seascape adelaide

1993, Near Adelaide, South Australia

Our airbed, used only a few times before, decided to stay up just long enough to keep us off the floor for the three nights. Despite that, I slept like a top the final evening.

Mum moved into a lovely two-bed unit with a large living area and decently sized bedrooms. Her old bathroom would fit in her laundry in the new house. The bathroom has a bath and lots of space. Mum loves it, though it was a big upheaval for an 80-year-old.

I came home exhausted, some 1535+ kms later.

my dog Vika

Vika missed out on her walks and managed not to trip mum up.

Thanks for looking.


10 thoughts on “Revision Ready

  1. sue ouzounis says:

    Pleased everything went without a hitch for your mum and that she has moved into a nice place. Makes a lot of difference. Bet she was pleased you were there to help out. Bet you gave a big sigh of relief over the book. And you were worried you wouldn’t get there.

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    • Still got the revision to do but I think it isn’t too bad. Mum was pleased we came, that’s for sure. I picked up a few things she didn’t want -curtains, a blind, her BP monitor, a ring. Mum also experienced KFC for the first time! We had takeaways for three days. 🙂


  2. sue ouzounis says:

    What, never had KFC, hope it was a good one. The one near us has it’s good days and it’s bad days (mostly), how can you have KFC without coleslaw. Nothing like it was 20 years ago though. Last thing you want to worry about when your moving is first of all find all the equipment to prepare meals, cook and then clean up, where is that detergent, damn the t-towels are in the bottom of the box.

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    • Mum’s plates came out last and we unpacked 4 bottles of laundry detergent from different boxes! Mum had them all labelled, though. I marked the one that had the jug! We took our own supplies, just in case we got caught out.


  3. sue ouzounis says:

    Very wise, can’t do without the cuppa. Like when we used to go on picnics when we were kids, thermos full of boiling water, mum tried making the coffee/tea in the thermos, with milk, but it curdled so only boiling water & jars of sugar, coffee, tea & little bottle of milk. It was a 4 hour trip up to Albury and we always stopped for a cuppa, but what goes in has to come out and then it was “where’s the nearest petrol station”, us kids weren’t too happy about going behind a bush.

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    • There’s roadsides stops everywhere these days. We nipped into Murray Bridge thinking it was our last toilet stop. Imagine our surprise when we discovered new comfort stops built beside the freeway!


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