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Hard to believe that in three days we'll be setting off for Adelaide Airport and two days later be in Madrid! Even harder to believe when I look at the pre-packing chaos on my bedroom floor. Somehow all that stuff for over ten weeks away has to be neatly assembled in my case. And weighed ... But it's going to be sunny in Spain, and that's worth all the effort. Meanwhile I've finished checking two stages of proofs on the next book and will have only the final read-through on return in early September.

After thirty years as a concept, and three years writing, hard to believe that this book is really about to be printed. But it's true, and 'The Oberammergau Tales' will be published by Wakefield Press in October! Another verse novel, inspired by Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' - but this one is a modern story, with a group of travellers setting off on a four day bus tour. Ever wondered about your fellow-travellers in any tour group?

Real pleasure to have had several poems published during the last month in the Poets' Corner of InDaily, South Australia's online daily newspaper with an excellent arts review section. One issue published my 'Jasmine' - part of a flower sequence I've been working on every now and again - and several weeks later my villanelle 'Demolition Day' - a response to the sudden departure of fourteen huge old pine trees on grounds that they were 'offensive'. Interesting argument?