Author Archives: Di Hill

About Di Hill

My business card says “Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, Bamboo Fan, Workshop Presenter.” This website will focus on my writing – and the workshops I present. Workshops on Blogging, Marketing for Writers, and Life Story Writing.

Secret Santa Book Dilemma

Secret Santa Books At the SWWQ Christmas End of Year meeting this year, members are taking second-hand books, written by women writers, as part of a “Secret Santa Books” project. Sounds like a bit of fun! Second Hand Books The … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of SEO

SEO??? Search Engine Optimization.  As someone who writes content at times for websites – mainly my own, and a couple of not-for-profits as well as Weekend Notes, I know I should learn more about SEO. Search Engine Optimization is something that … Continue reading

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City or Country Living?

City?  NO! I have lived in country areas and in the city.  Where I lived as a child in Adelaide, it was right on the edge of “civilisation”.  Across the road from our house, was a railway line.  The house … Continue reading

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Gardenia – a Little White Flower

Gardenia Fragrance A little white flower, which in the evening sends out a beautiful fragrance – the Gardenia.  I do like these flowers, though sadly they don’t last long.  However, if the bush has plenty of flowers – the nightly … Continue reading

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Customer Service and Shops

Customer service is so important in retail. Firstly, let me explain that I have a background in retail – I worked in retail (a fashion outlet) and was the Marketing Manager of two big shopping centres about 30 years ago.  … Continue reading

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Living in a Van

Van Living Challenges Living in a Van has challenges.  One is the size of the bed!!  In the Toyota Coaster, there are two small beds on either side of the rear of the van.  I’m really too tall for them.  … Continue reading

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On-line Challenges

It’s been many weeks since I had “easy use” of internet facilities.  When I left Brisbane on August 8th, I did not know I would have such “online challenges”.  When I drove around Australia in 2012/13 I had only a … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed!!

Catching Up I have been overwhelmed. I seem to have been in a “fog” since my return from the journey to the centre.  No doubt driving 7500 kms in 6 weeks can throw you into a fog when it is … Continue reading

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Caravanning

My experience “caravanning” is very limited.  In fact, when I set off on August 8th, ’17, I had only spent nights in cabins in caravan parks. Caravanning My first night was at Dalby.  I drove Murtle into the park, where … Continue reading

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Murtle’s Refurb…

Should I get Murtle refurbished? I bought Murtle the Turtle several months before I set off for the journey to the Red Centre of Australia.   I had little time in her – and still am learning about some of … Continue reading

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