Two days left to enter!

Don’t forget to enter if you would like a chance to win a copy of the “The Quilt, Unravelled.”

This is a full length novel set in rural New Zealand.  It takes the reader on a journey to the gem like islands of Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.  It explores the dramatic High Country through the eyes of the troubled Clarke family. This story of hardship is warmed by a romance that could change their lives.

Goodreads rating 4.93.

“The Quilt, Unravelled” is also available on Kindle.

For the month of February all proceeds will help a friend battle bone cancer.

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High Country, New Zealand


Beautiful Waiheke Island, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand.


Good coffee and burnt muffins


New Zealand Tui, native to New Zealand. Seen here in one of its favourite places the Kowhai tree.

As the title suggests my latest attempt at being awarded the title of domestic goddess has failed, and it has failed spectacularly.  But as we washed down blackened berries with strong caffeine this page has been steered in to a logical format.    Welcome to my new look blog.

I would like to share a few of the images that have been included in previous posts.  I hope you enjoy these glimpses of New Zealand through the eyes of some of my talented friends.

If you have been following my blog you will know a friend has recently been diagnosed with bone cancer.  I am happy to say that he is in good spirits and an auction was held yesterday.  It has raised considerable funds towards his treatment.  Great to see so many generous people  donating and bidding.  Mike is a wonderful man, and for another three weeks we will continue to donate proceeds from The Quilt, Unravelled to his on-going treatment..

If you would like a chance of winning a free copy of The Quilt, Unravelled please click on this link.  The competition is running for a further 10 days and is open to readers from all eligible countries.

If you would like to download a copy of The Quilt, Unravelled or purchase it as a paperback please click on this link.  All proceeds will help Mike Shaffer battle bone cancer.

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Auckland City, New Zealand.


Waiheke Island, North Island, New Zealand. Home of The Quilt, Unravelled.

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The spectacular South Island, New Zealand. Photo Des Clegg.


If you are in the US or UK you have a chance of winning one of two paperback copies of The Quilt, Unravelled.

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The Quilt, Unravelled. Enjoy a little bit of New Zealand this New Year. Photo by D. Clegg.

Currently also available on Kindle at a reduced price.  Happy reading and best wishes for the New Year.