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Writing 101, Day Ten: Happy Making Toffee

Writing 101, Day Ten: Happy (Insert Special Occasion Here)!

Today, be inspired by a favorite childhood meal. For the twist, focus on infusing the post with your unique voice — even if that makes you a little nervous.

Who me? get nervous about my voice? I was at first, when I began this blog, but hey, stuff it. It’s a lot easier just being ME instead of trying to put forward a fake persona. You might notice that this is Day Ten, and the last one I put forward was Day Three. This “happy” meal idea just begged to  jump the queue. 🙂


My happy memory is not about a meal at all,  but about making toffee. This is memorable to me because it was something really special during a particular time of deprivation during my life.

A time when a highlight during the school holidays was the Salvation Army coming around with food and clothing boxes. We six kids would scramble wildly through the boxes looking for clothes that fit us. One day the disgruntled S. A. Officer said to mum “I don’t know how long we can keep this up.” At the time dad was in jail, I think it was for non-payment of driving fines. He operated on the principal that if you weren’t licensed then they could not take it off you. …

This post ended up getting rather long, and I decided to turn it into a page and add a few pics.  To read more you will have to  go here to the page added to About Me.  🙂


I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

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