‘Brissie’ is short for Brisbane – my hometown in Australia – and Maz is an Aussie version of Mary. So, I’m Mary from Brisbane and I’m glad you’ve dropped by my blog.
I set up this blog to help me make a start writing a book. Bits and pieces of it have been sloshing about in my brain for a while now – since I visited England some time back.
It’s amazing how the act of putting words in print and in public sharpens up the old thought processes. Whether or not this has been to a successful degree only time will tell.
I’ve initially posted book chapters as numbered posts then put them in a page format under Index for My Trip to England (see above, under photo). This makes it easier to read as a book. I’ve done it that way because I’m too stupid to figure out how to use all the features that the site assures me it has on offer. Maybe one day I’ll master some of them – but don’t hold your breath! Posts with no numbers are my random burblings or re-blogs from sites I find interesting.
Hi Mary, good on you. I recently had a book published: “God’s Shabby Clothes” and it is selling online through a number of stores, like Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It is a selling at a textbook price, unfortunately but it is a spirtuality text essentially. I am happy to support you in your writing, just let me know How. Good luck and see you at Music practice.
Hi Mark, Good luck with your book. Lot of work isn’t it? You can help me by
firstly, reading some or all of the chapters so far (Click on Index of Book Chapters)
secondly, if you like what you read leave a comment at the very bottom of the chapter page, Leave a Reply…Leave a comment here.
It’ll ask for your email address (which is not published). I think that’s to stop nuisance comments, but if you don’t want to do that
just send me a quick comment via email using my hotmail address. The aim is to demonstrate to a prospective publisher that people enjoy reading what I write!?!
Hello, I have just nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award:
I would be honoured if you accepted the nomination.
Rebecca aka Clanmother/ChasingART
Gosh, that sounds amazing and I’d be thrilled to accept the nomination. I have been ill and off the air for a while hence the delay in replying. Thanks for your support.
Thanks for visiting my blog today! Yes I am an Aussie – from Busselton in WA 🙂
I didn’t see the eclipse – I confess I forgot about it!
Beautiful photos of England. I must put that on my list of places to visit. Thanks for sharing your creativity. All the best to you with your book. Shine on!
Thanks for your encouraging comments Mazigrace! It really helps to know that you enjoyed my posts. 🙂
thanks so much for visiting my page .. so i could come visit yours 🙂 and yes i very much love living in Brissie too 🙂
Thanks for explaining the name Maz! I love your photos and best of luck with the book! Thanks so much for dropping by Island Vignettes!
Thanks for your kind words and good wishes. Drop by anytime!
Thanks for liking my Photo Challenge post! YOu have a lovely blog and I can relate to many things you write about: England (I lived there for 8 years), Australia (I have family there and was in Sydney recently) and I have visited Brisbane. I will come back to read more of your posts, and do drop by mine again.
Thank you Opalla….lovely to hear from you! I will definitely visit you again and feel free to drop by any time 🙂
G’day…. thanks for dropping by my blog, I live just down the road from you (in Aussie terms of distance!!) I live on the Goldcoast. Well done with the book writing, good idea trialling it in your posts
Gosh, that IS close! I’m looking forward to checking out the rest of your blogs, pommepal…especially the photos. I know what you mean about needing photos to keep the memories alive…I’m the same 🙂
Thanks neighbour I will keep an eye on you!!!! 🙂
Hello Mary and many thanks for finding time to drop into to my Muck, Line and Thinker blog (and starting to follow it too!). I am struck as I “wander around” your blog by how different our two gardens seem to be at first sight – partly to do with the opposite seasons I guess, but also the wildlife.
Will come back to yours when I have some more time, but keep gardening – and blogging eh?
Hello beeseeker, thanks for visiting 🙂 Do you have me confused with another blogger…. I was wondering about your reference to wildlife. I have a post about flamingoes I saw when I went to London….I live in Australia – so unfortunately I rarely get to see those wonderful birds. I was very lucky to see them when I did….especially as they’re not in a zoo.
Have visited San Marco so was interested to read your post about it. Good stuff 🙂
Thank you Mary of Brisbane for stopping by. Good futurre writing on your book. Merry Christmas
Thank you, mh, and best wishes of the season to you too 🙂
Hello Maz, just wanted to pop in and say thanks for visiting my blog and my entry for the weekly challenge. Please come back any time and visit some more.
Will do 🙂
Hey thanks for ur visit 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂
your delightful blog has been nominate for an award 🙂 brightest blessings always 🙂
Gosh! Thank you so much, Jenn! Now that I’m back home and have internet connection again I’ll be able to get some blogging done….at last!!!
Thanks for your support and good wishes. All the best to you for 2013. Mary 🙂
you’re welcome 🙂 and thankyou 🙂 have a great new year too 🙂
Hi There. Thanks for visiting my post today. All the very best with your writing. I must just get ‘a round tuit’, but I would love to write a book too. 😀
If you get around to writing it I promise to get around to reading it 🙂
Thanks for the nomination for Reality Blog award, I finally got around to accepting it :)…Hope the floods are not affecting you greatly…
Hi Drew, Fortunately I live on a hill so I always escape the floods. Glad you accepted the award and hope you enjoy finding other blogs to pass it on to 🙂
Hi, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and liking my posts. It’s so good to meet you.
Good to meet you too! 🙂
All the best to your writing endeavours! You can find quite a lot of tools, tips and guidelines on writing and preparing manuscripts in SoundEagle’s website at http://soundeagle.wordpress.com.
Please feel free to contact SoundEagle if you need or like SoundEagle to improve, create and/or design website(s) for you, and to augment your websites with social media marketing/management.
By the way, Brisbane winter is just lovely and is SoundEagle’s favourite time of the year. 🙂
Happy Juky to you and your family!
I’ll bear all this in mind…thank you. As for Happy Juky….is that some quirky WP-speak with which I’m not acquainted or did you simply mean July? Till I hear from you I’ll take it as the latter and send it right back to ya.
You’re right, I have no reason to complain about our winter weather….but I was miffed when I wanted to take summer footage for ‘Summertime’ and everyone was wearing jumpers and warm jackets…mighty thoughtless of them, don’t you agree? Today has been beautiful, warm and sunny, no complaints from me.
Thank you again 🙂
Oops! Your intuition has served you well. Please pardon SoundEagle. It is still early in July and a typo is already coming between us. . . .
The songs from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is always an excellent choice for “cover music”.