This thing…

Dear Rose,

So this is a crazy idea, right? We’ll be like the famous v-log brothers, John and Hank Green – only maybe not quite so famous…But I was thinking if we’re going to do this perhaps we need some sort of rules – like not bagging your mother on the internet, that kind of thing. So here’s a suggested plan:

Rules of Engagement:

  1. We will endeavour to be funny or moving or entertaining or write something that makes our readers go ah ha!
  2. We will commit to blogging regularly (three times a week you say? – let’s see how that goes)
  3. We will not abuse each other through this blog (you dirty so-and-so :))
  4. Even when we’re not talking to each other (or you’re not talking to me – hey, it happens – you’re a teenager remember?) we will still communicate via the blog.
  5. Without putting all our dirty laundry out in public (that’s a terribly old-fashioned saying that you may or may not have heard of) we will talk about our family life which brings me to this…
  6. We will refer to the other members of our household as follows: Dad will be Dad – not because I’m one of those painful women who call their husband ‘Dad’ but just for easy reference, your younger sibling who I like to call Baby Bear is still working on her non de plume and the dog, of course, is Pip.

    Pip out and about

    Pip out and about

  7. Include at least one photo with every post  (people like pictures!) -> ->
  8. Please proof-read your posts before publishing – I have a thing about typos!
  9. Yes, you can try and teach me about YouTube and other netty stuff but I don’t guarantee to understand or like it!
  10. Remember to keep it nice 🙂 (er, in case you don’t get it that’s another reference to the mother bagging as mentioned above).

 

So, let me know what you think. Above all, let’s make this fun!

Love you,

Mum x

PS. A gorgeous reminder of our recent trip to the Andy Warhol exhibition.

 

 

 

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About Heather Gallagher

Heather lives in Ocean Grove with her beautiful family and a dog called Pip. She has a passion for quirky stories. Her first book, Ferret on the Loose, was published in 2013 and was recently listed on the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge. The book was inspired by a girl and her ferret, who Heather interviewed while working as a freelance journalist for The Sunday Age. Her column, Yak Attack, ran in the Kids View section for more than a year and allowed Heather to profile people she thought would be of interest to kids. In 2014, she released her first picture book Happy Pants – Why is mummy so sad? This is NOT a story about ferret racing. Rather, it is a heartfelt story about a boy grappling with his Mum’s post-natal depression. Heather’s stories for children have appeared in black dog books Short & Scary anthology and Explore and Challenge magazines. Heather has experience in public speaking – both for children and adults. While, promoting Happy Pants she spoke to groups of counsellors, nurses, parents and at library events. She has presented writing workshops to primary-aged children. Last year, she was a presenter at the Sacred Edge festival and the Christian Writers’ Conference.
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2 Responses to This thing…

  1. Robyn says:

    Woohoo, let the weird and wonderful adventure begin girls! I’m about to embark upon an intensive and immersive, “Like Mother Like Daughter” Blog-a-thon, in order to get myself up-to-date! I congratulate you both on your creative, communicative endeavours- I am indeed, impressed! Now for me, I’ll take a deep breath & dive straight in! I will forge through, remembering a quote your Dad once relayed to me, many moons ago Rose, when you were yet to be conceived (I could say something cheeky here, but I fear your “punishment” may filter through to me, the reader)… Where was I? Oh yes, your Dad’s quoted words of wisdom, that have never left me, in all the many, many years we have had the great fortune to have known each other… “Be Strong And Of Good Courage!”. So, onwards & upwards I go (literally, as I have had to scroll a very long way to the bottom, to begin at the inception of your wonderful Blog). Doodoo, doodoo! (Hear valiant trumpeting here) 📯‼️
    PS: By the way, I am a big fan of spelling & grammar. However, my one concession is a love of the “!”. You’ll just have to overlook any misuse, please.)
    PPS: Though my beloved Karen and my counsellor, have both tried to encourage my adoption of the “Bumper Sticker Approach” (five words, or less), alas I must confess, they have predominately failed 😁😃

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