Posted in Health and fitness, Marketing books, Women's issues, Writers, Writing tips

Top 10 Warm Witty Words blog posts

Tallebudgera Creek, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Queensland
I love walking the beautiful bottom walking track towards Tallebudgera Creek entrance.

A look back at Warm Witty Words blog posts

This blog has run (in one form or other) since mid 2010. This year two weeks before the launch of The Zanzibar Moon the blog will turn 7 years old. Looking back on some old posts has seen a progression in the things I write about. I try to keep the writing interesting and not about me the writer, but rather about subjects that may interest my readers. Here’s a recap of some posts from the last seven years.

  1. Inspiration comes in many forms
  2. A day in the writing life of a book marketing publicist
  3. Summer Bliss
  4. Kicking off fitness workout
  5. My 12 favourite things about being a writer
  6. Finally relaxing on the Sunshine Coast
  7. Top 10 tips to stay in shape after fifty
  8. Running for a cause Get on Board
  9. I now have a website and I’m guest blogging
  10. Week one writing goals (this is a flash back to 2015 and my original The Zanzibar Moon idea as Finding My Tarzan).

If you have any suggestions about what you would like me to write about just comment below. It could be; menopause, health and fitness, writing books, self publishing, book marketing, volunteering, gratitude or anything else that interests women. Thanks again for reading.


Posted in Animals and conservation, Family life, Other stuff, Travel

Get up early and embrace the morning

I’ve always been a morning person, but in recent times (I have turned 50) it’s been harder to get up. This morning made me realise that it’s worth it. I remember now – I LOVE MORNINGS!

First I went to boot camp with Fusion Outdoor Fitness for a kettle bell and running session. I felt fit and health and, as always, glad I made the effort to get up at 4.45am. There is nothing like a bit of outdoor exercise to start the day off on a good note. Unfortunately (or fortunately, you be the judge) there is a smoke haze over the Gold Coast, which didn’t make breathing during our runs pleasant but the mist over the fields, as eerie as it looked, was well worth a bit of smoke. It reminded me of that Stephen King novel ‘The Fog’, spooky! I wish I had my camera then and there.

My camera was, however, in my car. I always take the scenic drive home, through Koala Park, over the Tallebudgera bridge and home. Today I stopped over the bridge at the Tallebudgera Creek/Beach School car park. I could see an orange orb rising and with my trusty camera in hand, I raced along the path to the beach. I didn’t want to miss what was sure to be a spectacular sunrise.

So here is some proof of good reasons for waking up early in a few pics:

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And that was just the sun.

Pandanus trees and beyond Tallebudgera Creek entrance.
Pandanus trees and beyond Tallebudgera Creek entrance.
Mist over Tallebudgera Creek Bridge.
Mist over Tallebudgera Creek Bridge.
Morning traffic on Tallebudgera Creek Bridge.
Morning traffic on Tallebudgera Creek Bridge.
Reflections and high mist over the Palm Beach canals.
Reflections and high mist over the Palm Beach canals.
More of the stunning, glass-like water on the canals at Palm Beach.
More of the stunning, glass-like water on the canals at Palm Beach.

So, in case you didn’t get up this morning to see the beauty in our world I hope you’ve enjoyed it through my eyes.

Maybe tomorrow morning you won’t hit the snooze button. Perhaps you’ll get up and enjoy the best part of the day – morning.

And just in case you missed it, here’s another reason to get up early in the morning: