Author Archives: crossbordertales

About crossbordertales

A former journalist and frustrated author currently working in media and communications based in Adelaide, South Australia. This site is a collection of my writing, the people I have met and photos that have come from living and working in both South Australia and South West Victoria a joy. I hope you enjoy these cross border tales.

The writing desk moves to Hong Kong

Making good on a 30 year visit to Hong Kong has also brought me some quality writing time. Continue reading

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An anniversary of plotting

After two years into the WIP how I find the writing journey still sustaining. Continue reading

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Adelaide Festival Review: Pictures at an Exhibition (Quilty, the Violet Ballet, the earth sighed… and Grand Finale)

With Adelaide Festival 2019 almost done and dusted, here is my take on its visual arts program and the extraordinary Grand Finale. Continue reading

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Adelaide Festival Review: Musical notes (Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Picaresque and Forces of Nature)

One of the joys of the Adelaide Festival is how over the space of one glorious fortnight Radelaide becomes the epicentre of the performing arts world as national and international acts descend on this city. This was definitely the case … Continue reading

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Adelaide Writers’ Week 2019 Review: Telling Truths 2

Adelaide Writers Week 2019 is now done and dusted. Here is my take on a wonderful six days in March.
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Adelaide Festival review – Week 1: Telling Truths

With 10 days of @AdelaideFestival now under my belt, the theme of Adelaide Writer’s Week – Telling Truths – has also very much been a constant part of my broader festival journey. How we reveal, tell and interpret truths has … Continue reading

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Fringe Review: Honest

I suspect most of us have our moments in the workplace; whether it is our workloads, the boss who seems supremely unqualified to manage people, led alone their job, or the numbing paperwork requirements of HR. Then there’s that minefield … Continue reading

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Hot in the city

After recent record breaking temperatures a look at the influence of summer on my writing. Continue reading

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Another year and new writing adventures dawn

It might have been the busiest year for crossbordertales but not all the 2018 writing goals were met. What is in store for 2019? A New Year’s Day contemplation. Continue reading

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#100daysofwriting

This latest post is initially brought to you from the lounge of the Maylands Hotel, armed with the iPad & a glass of wine, awaiting the monthly Writers of Adelaide face to face meeting.

Just one of the writing settings I have encountered since commencing the #100DaysOfWriting challenge at the beginning of October. Continue reading

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