A new year, a new ABOUT page.
Hi, I’m Selma. I live in Sydney, Australia. I can see the Harbour Bridge from the park at the end of my street as well as the lesser known but just as spectacular, Anzac Bridge.
I am a mother, wife, writer, sometime editor, sometime general dogsbody, sometime teacher. I like music, films and art.
I was born in Glasgow, Scotland and still have a slight accent despite years of saying No worries, mate and Fair Suck of The Sav. Even though it is rarely used in Australian conversation these days I have been known to call people drongos.
I have written lots of books and would like to get one published before I die or before the sherry I drink for medicinal purposes destroys my ability to distinguish the present participle from the dangling.
I am fortysomething. At my age the something is the all important part. I have a fear of mothballs and ventriloquist dummies. The most terrifying thing in the world for me wouldn’t be the Antichrist manifesting before me but opening a box to find a ventriloquist dummy packed in mothballs.
I love poetry and poets but I can’t write a decent couplet, rhyming or otherwise. I have been told I have a wide vocabulary but I can’t say anaesthetist. I also have trouble with interminable. I really like words that rhyme with orange.
I like nature, chocolate and limericks. One of my heroes is Spike Milligan.
Most of the time I’m only happy when it rains.
I am passionate, impetuous and eco-friendly.
Welcome to my blog. It is a pleasure to have you here.