My name is Susannah and writing has long been a passion of mine, and as I slowly plod away at the manuscript of what I hope to one day be my first published book, I also write a column for the publications my husband and I own in the south-west suburbs of Brisbane.

I started this blog in the hope that it provides a wider platform and satisfies those who wish to read what I write, yet live outside the distribution areas of our publications. It has evolved into something much more than simply reproducing my monthly column over the years. I have ‘met’ so many new friends and had the privilege of sharing my thoughts and feelings with a truly wonderful bunch of blog followers, for which I am thankful and always humbled by their kind words and support.

I am a follower of Jesus and entirely subscribe to His way of life, and in spite of my own failings and imperfections, hope to display the reality of who He is to those around me.

This blog is not about pushing my own opinions, though. Rather, I am looking to explore life in such a way as to enlighten and broaden my own thoughts and perspectives; and, just maybe, yours too.

I claim no ‘specialness’ and hope to simply share my observations, thoughts and ideas, with the dream that we can begin to bring a little harmony into our own worlds and the worlds of those around us.

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    • Posted on incredible, that was a very good read. In couolnsicn, someone who actually thinks and understands what they are blogging about. Quite difficult to find of late, especially on the web . I bookmarked your web blog and will make sure to keep coming back here if this is how you always write. thank you, keep it up! .


  1. This is great! I loved reading your column in your publications when I lived up there and now I’m very excited to be able to have that opportunity again, even though I live miles away! And that photo is amazing!!


  2. Good day Susannah,

    aah, its so wonderful to ‘meet’ somebody with the clarity and convictions of being a follower of Jesus and not ashamed to proclaim His teachings. I’d love to send you a copy of my husbands book.. The Shackles of Traditions, if you’re interested?..

    We’ve just relocated from Sydney (ex South African – 9 years of amazing Aussie life already. I lead opulent tours to Vietnam, Francois is a semi-retired Accpac Accountant and a golfer.
    Please be in touch if you’d like me to post you a copy free?..
    with kind regards,
    Jean/Francois Wethmar


  3. Hi my name is Sue, haven’t done this before but I really love what you write in “Personally Speaking”. This months article was particularly speaking to me about choosing to be an optimist. My husband and I choose to live that way. Well at least we are a work in progress. You said you were 14 when you wanted to change from being shy etc. Well I was 21 when that moment came to me. I chose to travel with a friend over to the UK from NZ (yes I am a Kiwi). It was the scariest thing I had ever embarked on. But I did it, and stayed over there for 2 years. I really got to see who I was all about.
    Anyhow keep up the good work.I like others love reading what you have to say.


    • Hi Sue 🙂 What a brave thing, to move to another country! Although I did not do it to that extent, I am a big advocate of kids moving off and finding their way, and like you said, seeing who they are all about. Our son moved to another state straight from high school, at just 17. It has made him who he is today and his maturity levels are far greater than others his age, largely, I think, due to this experience.
      I like what you said about being works in progress, too. That’s really what it’s all about, isn’t it? We are never finished!
      Thank you for your lovely encouraging words, I really appreciate it and am so glad you enjoying reading what I have to say 🙂


  4. Ok, I know you are not the “tech support” but I follow your blog and when your emails come to me it just has a small excerpt and I click it to “read more.” When my emails go out even if I type an excerpt the email still sends the entire blog…. I think I’m missing a step. Care to shed some light in that direction to a fellow blogger?



    • Hey Kameron,
      If you go to Settings on the left hand side in your dashboard page and then Reading, not far down it says ‘For each article in a feed, show: full text or summary.’ Click summary. I think that should work!
      Always happy to help a fellow blogger out 🙂


  5. Hello again,
    I have clicked to follow your Blog as I would like to read more of your writing. I look forward to enjoy more of your posts. You also seem like a kind, intelligent, genuine and down-to-earth person-these qualities are rare/not easy to find/come across-I think these positive qualities about you are evident through your writing, Blog and comments-which is for the record-a good thing. 🙂


    • Thank you so much for all your kind words…not sure I deserve them all but I’ll take ’em! LOL Thanks for following 🙂
      Ps. I would love to know more about you but couldn’t find an ‘About’ page on your blog…..?


      • Hello once again,
        You’re welcome for the kind words and I think that you deserve them-your Blog, writing and great/positive qualities are indeed evident. 😀
        I would like to share more about myself with you. Unfortunately, I do not have an “About” page on my Blog-yet. I have been thinking of writing/creating one-so stay tuned. 😉 🙂 Or, if you are curious to know more about me-feel free to ask and I will share.


          • Thank you for the recommendation/suggestion-I will do it soon-hopefully, in the next few days. I do not know what to write-where to start, what to include, etc-this is what has been preventing me from writing an “About” page.


            • Have a look at other blogs ‘about’ pages and see what they say, then model it loosely on one you like. It needs to be engaging with just enough information to give readers a sense of who you are but not an information dump or overload. You can do it!


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  7. just found your blog – i think I will be visiting a lot more. 🙂 I look forward to reading more of your posts, have read a couple, and I must say they are interesting and thought-provoking. Just love it. Thanks again


  8. Hi Susannah! After your visit to my blog, I followed you over here to see who you were. 🙂 Nice to make your acquaintance. 🙂 Great blog. I subscribed so I can see your posts. I’m also a follower of Christ. Nothing better than that! Look forward to your posts.


  9. Thanks for coming by to visit me today! I am so glad you did, because now I get to see your wonderful post and meet another believer!
    PS Looks like your daughter has some potential in the photography world!


    • Denise, I can’t tell you how much you inspired me after reading through your blog posts (and I will be back to read more in the archives when I have time). I’m so glad Karen S Elliot directed me to you 🙂 I am constantly amazed by how many Jesus followers are out there in the blogging world – love it!
      And yes, my daughter’s talent is growing every day!


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