Hi there

Brissiemaz here.

‘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.


35 Responses to Hi there

  1. mark craig says:

    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.

    • brissiemaz says:

      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!?!
      Here’s hoping!

  2. Clanmother says:

    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

  3. aawwa says:

    Hi Mary
    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!


  4. Mazigrace says:

    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!

  5. Jenn says:

    thanks so much for visiting my page .. so i could come visit yours 🙂 and yes i very much love living in Brissie too 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. Opalla says:

    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.

  8. pommepal says:

    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

  9. beeseeker says:

    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?

    • brissiemaz says:

      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 🙂

  10. mhdriver says:

    Thank you Mary of Brisbane for stopping by. Good futurre writing on your book. Merry Christmas

  11. 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.

  12. Nitin says:

    Hey thanks for ur visit 🙂

  13. Jenn says:

    your delightful blog has been nominate for an award 🙂 brightest blessings always 🙂

  14. adinparadise says:

    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. 😀

  15. edgeledge says:

    Hi Maz,
    Thanks for the nomination for Reality Blog award, I finally got around to accepting it :)…Hope the floods are not affecting you greatly…

  16. Nitin says:

    Hi, Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and liking my posts. It’s so good to meet you.

  17. SoundEagle says:

    Hi brissiemaz,

    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!

    • brissiemaz says:

      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 🙂

      • SoundEagle says:

        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”.

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