Heavy Mental

Hey there, web surfers (remember when that was a thing? What a bunch of dorks we all were. Or maybe just me.)

If you haven’t noticed, World Mental Health Day has been a thing this week. I don’t know exactly what day it is/was because I am on holidays and I don’t know what day it is in general. But it’s sometime around now. Anyway, bumbling aside, I did an interview with the Centre for Public Christianity about my mental health thing, my past life as an awkward teenager, the way pretend play set me up for becoming an author, and Jesus going on a fishing trip.

You may notice that I sound a bit doubtful when talking about Jesus and his fishing trip, this is because Anxiety was whispering in my ear ‘You’re getting this wrong. You’re always getting things wrong. You really should shut up’ despite the fact that I know the story very well. That’s the kind of crap Anxiety does. Thanks, Anxiety – ya nong.

You can listen to the podcast here. You can also download it and stuff

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Your Book Week Costume Sorted

It’s that time of the year folks: time to wrangle some crepe paper, sticky tape and random things you put at the back of the cupboard thinking ‘I’ll use that for Book Week’ five years ago and forgot about. Sure, your kids might be at uni now, but what student doesn’t want to add a bit of colour to their tutorial and really make a bold statement about how much they love Australian children’s literature? If you’re looking for some inspiration – and lets face it, there’s only so many times you can send your kid in a panda onesie claiming that Kung Fu Panda is actually adapted from a book – look no further, because I have your costume sorted. Why not go with a One Would Think the Deep theme? There’s not even any need to dress your kid up as the Leviathan, you can simply pop them into this tidy costume design conceived by One Would Think the Deep‘s cover designer Astred Cherry.

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Happy Book Week everyone, it’s the only week that matters. And if you’re interested, I still have some slots available for Book Week school visits, just click on ‘School Visits’ at the top of the page. I might even wear my costume.