When we set out on The Lap eighteen months ago we thought we were doing very well. I had actually convinced The Man that a smart phone was the way to go… so now we’re duly armed with one each. This is progress. The Man hates mobile phones and while they are invaluable when trying to find him in a shopping centre, this was the only use he could think of for those pesky mobile phones.
Available for only a few days is a promotional download of the e-book Nulla Nulla and find a Breath of Yesteryear
A trip into Colonial Australia as told by Cecil Roy Mackaway
This is an account of growing up in the Hunter Valley north of Sydney. The tales and the vernacular used are of an era now passed. Join Cecil as brings to life the world of colonial Aus’
Jan also writes novels on contemporary Aboriginal Australia. In The Dreaming Series, you will walk with the Shaman as they struggle to survive in a contemporary world. Each book from The Dreaming Series is a tale in its own right, each book will step you into a world hidden from your own.
To discover more of the ancient Aboriginal Lore, visit the page dedicated to exploring this Lore in “Australia an Ancient Land”.
As we take a moment to plan, reflect and enjoy being on the Homesite before we are off on our next travel adventure there are things that I have now noticed about how the world, my world, has moved on without me.
We’ve completed The Lap, an Aussie dream and yes… we adored our time travelling. It was all part of our retirement plan and given 18 months we feel that we took way too little time to appreciate all our country has to show us. We planned diligently and as happens, found we had commitments to meet with family and friends all along the way as well as our many adventures. These we all very much enjoyed but there was so much to see that we had to set aside for another visit a great deal and already we have made plans to return to many of these places. We also made lots of new and great friends who we continue to run into, who we follow on Facebook and with whom we will catch up with again for sure. Plans are already afoot.
Available for FREE download, for just a few days is the e-book Deserts of Gold
A story of modern day adventure into the frontier Goldfields of Australia
Read about the history, the discovery and experience the adventure of one of the biggest goldfields in the world.
Come and journey with me in this tale from the ‘Around the Campfire’ series of stories in travelling around Australia, by traveller Jan Hawkins
I’m working on a novel at the moment as I do in our travels and one of the best thing I find about travelling my country are the experiences you have, the knowledge and the memories you gain which all become part of the story within my writing. The book I am working on presently is the third book in the Spirit Children Series and having very much enjoyed the process of the storyline in previous books, this third novel offers a number of enjoyable challenges as the characters follow in the wake of our own travels. The story is that of an ancient Lore and its survival in a contemporary world.
You wake to the sound of the ocean swell breaking against sandstone. The dawn is breaking as the endless surging roll of the Pacific Ocean drives its swell in through the narrow sandstone cliffs at the head of Botany Bay. It is here where Lieutenant Cook moored up. It was here that he sent his men ashore looking for water. It was the Great Southern Land of what soon became New Holland, then New South Wales.