soon (again)

soon (again) - 10/08/2022 hello can you see us? herewe are in a basketin a corner can you see usnow? these are different daysanddifferent times but here we arejust the same are youthe same? we wondersometimes if beingthe sameis differentto the wayit usedto be stillit’s nice to see youagainandit’s niceto be seenonce more what elseare … Continue reading soon (again)

there are bears . . . (of certain attitude)

cute bears (all) there arecute bears they are allso cute every one of themwould likea home with you cute bear #1 especiallywith you butsome of them cute (too sweet) bear #2 are just too sweetyou know some of themtoo soft cute (too soft) bear #3 I find someof them a little . . . strange … Continue reading there are bears . . . (of certain attitude)

a long line from from beechworth (to kyiv)

from beechworth –where I live –the roadtravelssouth if I driveout of townI will gopastthe golden ball bridge andthe everton roads –whichare turn-offs –and thenthrough tarrawingee thatis twenty-fourk’sand a right hand turn onto the snow road wangaratta is at thirty-eightk’sbutbefore thatis a ramp downto the freeway thenwe would becruising on a roadthat runsall the wayto melbourne … Continue reading a long line from from beechworth (to kyiv)

Waiting For Frank-Bear – Darlene’s Review.

I'm delighted to share a link to Darlene Foster's Review of Waiting For Frank-Bear. Darlene is an author of Young Adult/Children's books, who hails from Canada. You might like to get to know her, here. The Bears and I are truly delighted to know that readers far away from #Beechworth enjoy reading about their lives … Continue reading Waiting For Frank-Bear – Darlene’s Review.

Sunday Book Review – Picture Poetry, A Lake Sambell Walk by Frank Prem

My thank to Debby for posting a lovely review of A Lake Sambell Walk.

I feel very fortunate to be able to share a favorite place, and a lovely walk from my home town with you.

Best wishes for a wonderful New Year.


Welcome to my Sunday Book Review. Today I have a sweet review for a recent #Newrelease by Frank Prem – A Lake Sambell Walk. Frank is known for his free-verse poetry and in this book he has created a picture book to accompany his observational prose.


A Lake Sambell Walk is a stroll around the iconic man-made lake that lies at the heart of historically significant Beechworth, Victoria (Australia).

The lake was created by gold miners of the 19th century washing away the soil in their wild search for gold at the height of the gold rush era.

Today, the lake is a beautiful setting for fish and ducks and dabchicks (grebes).

Join Frank Prem for pleasant armchair stroll in A Lake Sambell Walk.

Welcome to Beechworth!

My 5 Star Review:

As a lover of free-verse poetry, I’ve enjoyed several of this author’s books. A Lake Sambell Walk is…

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A Lake Sambell Walk – Liz’s Review

What a wonderful Christmas surprise for me. The wonderful Liz Gauffreau has posted a lovely review of A Lake Sambell Walk. Liz's review on Goodreads is here. One of the beauties of being my own publisher lies in the ability to pursue whims and personal interests. A Lake Sambell Walk falls very much into that … Continue reading A Lake Sambell Walk – Liz’s Review

Launch Day – A Lake Sambell Walk

Finally, it is launch day my picture-poetry-walk book A Lake Sambell Walk. A Lake Sambell Walk cover - 01/12/2021 I'm delighted, because the lake is a picturesque and pretty place. To celebrate the occasion, I thought I might throw in a few random images of the lake and its surrounds that aren't in the book … Continue reading Launch Day – A Lake Sambell Walk

A Lake Sambell Walk – pre-order

A Lake Sambell Walk is due for release on 1st December - just a week away - and is available to pre-order now. I thought it might be timely to post a couple of images from the book. A Lake Sambell Walk - what a gorgeous day! A Lake Sambell Walk - 'Everlasting' paper daisies … Continue reading A Lake Sambell Walk – pre-order

A Bear called Frank

Waiting for Frank Bear is released over thext 24 hours or so and I’m delighted that good friend and Melbourne author ANdrea Flory (Meeks) has posted an encouragement to buy on her blogging page.

I’m delighted on behalf of the Bears. I still find them irresistable creatures and hope that the Book does them justice.

Pop over and take a look.

Thank you so much, Andrea.

Meeka's Mind

No, this is not a post about a personable grizzly – we don’t have any in Australia. The closest we get is the legendary ‘Drop Bear’.

<<cue hysterical laughter>>


No, this post is about my good friend Frank Prem and the Beechworth Bakery Bears he has come to know and love. Frank is an Aussie poet-storyteller who brought me to tears with his stories of the Black Saturday bushfires that killed so many in our state. This time, however, Frank has created a beautiful book about teddy bears:

These gastronomic Bears greet customers in the Beechworth Bakery, Victoria, Australia

I love teddy bears and have a whole shelf full keeping me company in my office, so I fell in love with the Bakery Bears at first sight!

In the latest Bear book – Waiting for Frank Bear – Frank gives voice to these cuddly Bears and shows us their…

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