Captured Moments

Captured Moments is a collection of moments from life on the side of a mountain in Tasmania. My life with three young children, insightful community and work as a garden teacher gives me inspiration to capture and share some of these.

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    No school today…

    I had to tell my kids that they would have to do their own schooling on Thursday. All the teachers were on strike for an hour or two, fighting for our children’s education, and for a little more respect for the jobs they do. The …

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    Gumboots in yurts

    A circus performer with a contagious laugh who used to put his gumboots on when he got out of bed in the morning. Each of his seven children build their own little yurt. A meat rabbit breeding woman who helps people grow food in their backyards …

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    Living Simply Panel

    This panel should be a lot of fun, hope you can make it!    

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    Ubud Readers and Writers Festival

    The festival seemed amazing, the glimpse that I got. International authors telling their stories and inspiring countless aspiring and established writers. The bit I remember most was meeting a woman in the pool. Actually, firstly I met her at the front desk of our accommodation …

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    A New Baby

    When my neighbour was about to have her baby, it’s as though the world took a deep breath and held it until the baby was safely born. The mother and baby are now revered, cosseted and adored by the community, as if the world has sewn a white cloud around …

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    Gardening with Friends

    Sometimes I feel like a plumber. People often suggest to me at work, when they see me escorting children around the world of gardening, that I must have a flourishing veggie patch at home. Each time in the last few months that I’ve been asked …

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    The world in focus

    Having the time, capacity and desire to be able to write is such a gift. As is being able to see the world clearly. The last few weeks a typical winter Tassie virus somehow got into my eyes and they stopped seeing the world. Everything was …

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    Tassie Launch

           Snow softened the top of Mt Wellington and freezing blasts of wind pushed woollen clad crowds off the streets into Fullers Bookshop on Thursday night. The contrast was stark as Chris Gallagher and I conversed about the realities of living in the heart of Australia in the Simpson …

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    Two days to go..

    Two days until the Tasmanian launch at Fullers bookshop. It ‘s such an honour to be able to have this event surrounded by people who helped me over the past five years to make this book a reality.    

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    Invite to Tasmanian Launch

    Extract from Finch publishing Website: if you’re in Hobart on 26 June, why don’t you attend the launch of Spinifex Baby by Karen Harrland at Fullers Bookshop? Karen will be in conversation with Chris Gallagher, director of the Tasmanian Writers Centre.   LikeLike · · …

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