(Sometimes) Daily Notes

Wood piles

Wood piles

The storm A storm pummelled The Farm in December, ripping tree limbs from giant ironbarks and flinging them about the paddocks, one crashing to earth across our front fence. A kind neighbour ‘phoned us with the news and another local ventured up the road with a chainsaw to assess the damage. He dislodged the offending…
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Farming

Farming

The Farm Swatting at flies between keystrokes today. This morning I removed the coral paint from my fingernails and swapped sandals for elastic-sided boots. Party season’s over and there are jobs to be done. Rather than open two week’s worth of mail or deal with the pantry-moth infestation in my kitchen, I’ve run away to…
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Resolutions

Resolutions

Resolutions The first day of a new year should set the tone for how the calendar unfurls. It’s like feeding a newborn baby; while you might find yourself resorting to tinned food by Easter, lemonade by mid-year and pouring them hard liquor by Christmas, new year’s day should be strictly breastfeeding on demand. Measured against…
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copywriting me

Angela Bensted is Brisbane-based freelance writer who likes to listen first and struggle with syntax later. She pitches stories to magazines, sometimes successfully, and helps businesses produce compelling copy for print and online.

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