Reaching for the Moon

Reaching for the Moon, By Regina Puckett.

This is only the 2nd straight poetry book I’ve ever read, but  I really enjoyed Regina’s poetry, so much so I’ve read it through twice and gone and purchased another of her poem compendiums “Here among the ruins” which I’ve added to my “To Read List” for later.

The poems in this book seemed to, for me sum up the emotions and thoughts we all go through. I found that her poems flowed beautifully and I could really connect with the emotions in most of them and enjoyed reading them all.

This book really is a bargain at $1.05 (kindle price) – you will read it more than once. Five Stars.


Anna Beach


I scoop you up

I drink you down

When it rains

I feel you all around

Without you this world could not be

For goodness sake you’re 65 precent of me

You cleanse my body

Both inside and out


You make me want to shout

What joy you bring

As I sink and swim

And drink you in

Cup o Water

The Boy

He is no white light

He is no knight in amour

He is no saint

He isn’t going to be your saviour

He won’t save you

You have to save yourself

It’s all up to you

You will get no help

No help from anyone else

You have to save yourself

From the failure that you speak

And if the outcome looks bleak

Then the blame falls solely at your feet

Albert of Adelaide

I have just read this book again because I love it and I know this won’t be my last time reading it.

Albert of Adelaide – Howard L Anderson

Albert is a platypus, fed up with his life in Adelaide Zoo, he manages to escape and we see Albert make his way through a tough wild west, bang bang shoot em up outback Australia with the help of some unlikely friends he meets along the way.

A Platypus is extremely out of place in the center of Australia and Albert gets into a lot of mischief with his friends, which of course makes for a very entertaining, funny and enjoyable story.

But the whole book isn’t fun and games, there are some deeper moments Mr Anderson managers to hide in there, through the inter-species friendships, alcoholic bandicoots and some rather spiritual Dingoes.

Howard L Anderson writes a fantastic story and you can’t help but fall in love with his characters, you will want to read it time and time again.

“Albert had done all he could, and if it wasn’t enough, he’d worry about it in another life.”

― Howard L. Anderson, Albert of Adelaide


Mop Stroud, A life in two acts with many scenes

Mop Stroud, A life in two acts with many scenes – Betty Stroud

This book was written by my Grandmothers Cousin Betty and the book is Betty’s mother’s life story.

I think she has wonderfully captured the essence of Mary aka Mop, as I now feel like I knew her. I found the book interesting and quite enjoyed it, but I don’t know if that it would be of much interest to an outsider, you’d have to be a history buff I guess, as it really is a time capsule of days gone by in old Dubbo NSW.

So I’ll Leave it at that and leave you with a Quote:

“If all people were made to walk in a forest every day & study it, I’m sure there would be more peace & love to man, animals, & all growing things in this old world” – Mop Stroud (1913-1982).

Pet Rescue’s Amazing Dog Stories

Pet Rescue’s Amazing Dog Stories


Pet Rescue is a fantastic organisation that does amazing work

Here they have put together a book of varied stories all about, yep you guessed it – Dogs that have been rescued.

There are stories of survival, loyalty and unconditional love, dogs that have overcome pure horror and hideous treatment. So many of the stories made me cry, but I was always smiling at the end.

A beautiful book, a great read for dog lovers and for anyone needing a pick me up or a little bit of hope and reassurance that the worlds not all bad.


Dark Cloud

Dark cloud over my head


Wish I could lift it


Think I’ll just cry instead