Kathy Cope

Grey Cakes vs Black Dog

Depressed Cake Shop takes on mental health stigma, one grey cake at a time. The stats – the average, that is – for the number of people to suffer from a mental health problem is 1 in 4.  Worse, in some geographical and demographic areas, this drops to 1 in 3.

That Day I Didn’t Measure the Doorway

tape measure noun   a length of tape or thin flexible metal, marked at graded intervals for measuring Shop fitters are called shop fitters for a reason. The “fitter” part is actually pretty important. You know?  So that everything fits in?  I gather tape measures would feature strongly among their list of must-haves.

Postcard from Nijo Castle, Kyoto

Literary dreams do come true! Visiting Nijo Castle in Kyoto was on my must-see list after reading Across the Nightingale Floor (and the rest of the Tales of the Otori series) and it didn’t disappoint.

Long weekend in Darwin

Lights are draped between palm trees, people are wandering past with giant cushions and we catch the smell of curry drifting in the air.  A possum scurries under a chair. The sun hasn’t yet dropped but the sky is a pastel wash of blues, pinks and orange.  We’re at the movies in Darwin’s outdoor Deckchair Cinema.

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