Saturday, August 7, 2010

What do Jessica Watson and Kylie Kwong have in common?

The answer is me. Yay!

This week I was lucky enough to meet both of the above. For the uniniated, Jessica Watson is the youngest person to ever circumnavigate the globe and we were lucky enough to score a visit from her at our school. I was inspired and even more importantly, my wee heroines were totally inspired. I did not realise that Jessica overcame her dyslexia to learn how to read navigation charts etc so that she could follow her dream. My seven and eight year olds lined up to get her book and both have been sleeping with it ever since.

I however have been taking Kylie Kwong to bed, or at least her latest cookbook. I was lucky enough to attend a breakfast where she was speaking and was enamoured by her passion for her food and how it is produced. For anyone who has not seen the new book, it is a celebration of the people who supply her with produce and the anecdotes within its pages are as good as the recipes.

Meeting these wonderful women has inspired my passion so work has gone on in earnest this week on my latest book.

What has inspired you this week. And I will give extra points if anyone says my post.

Have a great week.


  1. Your post ;)

    Actually I didn't know Jessica was dyslexic. I love stories about people who have overcome such a huge barrier. There are some really fantastic writers out there who didn't graduate school because of their dyslexia. It's hard to imagine a world without their work.

  2. My sentiments exactly Lacey. She was amazing and to have overcome and conquered so much in her short amount of years was very inspiring.

  3. Hey, you're back! I didn't know. I don't have much in the way of inspiration these days. Angry Birds on the iPad perhaps? ;-)

  4. I am back, although really I never left. I have just become a stalker rather than a commenter. Great to hear you enjoyed Aussie conference. I missed cut-off so missed out this year. I am intending to enter Clendon though, so maybe NZ conference for me next year.