It has been a tumultuous few months with the death of my lovely mum who was 92 years old.
She lived a long and healthy life, and an exciting one too. You can read her adventures in my YA novel Little Paradise .
Mum’s secret to longevity she said was to laugh a lot and have a good sense of humour.
My mother also had an amazing mind in that she was extremely open minded and kept up with technology. She had the latest Mac, was on Facebook and Instagram and even posted Gifs from her hospital bed.
She surrounded herself with young people which I believe also kept her young at heart.
I love this photo of my parents taken in Melbourne in the early 1940’s with their whole lives ahead of them.
I have learned a lot from her and I hope I can carry on her wisdom through my books and my art.