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I love writing and have an ever-inquiring mind. From fitness to cricket, to climate change, volcanoes, earthquakes, to feline fun and creative writing. If it tickles my interest, I want to know more about it. My background in journalism comes from years working in the industry as a journalist, specifically in sports. I am an avid cricket fan! Go Titans! With my two co-authors; my cats, Pretty and Lapilli we aim to make a difference and keep you informed, smiling and wanting more.

Coffee With Abba

To find context around this blog, you are welcome to go to the Coffee With Abba IntroI will share some experiences with you to illustrate the point I am making in some blogs. I focus on the positive results of overcoming these challenges and not using it to shame...

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Ordinary Heroes

Photo by Erika Southey 2009: A flower blooming on the flanks of Anak Krakatau active volcano By Erika Southey Straight from the pages of a cataclysmic thriller with all the elements you need to keep you holding on to the edge of your seat – the last year and a half...

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Mom Pat’s Digest

by Erika Southey In loving memory of Patricia Thorburn Anderson 31 May 1934 – 12 December 2017 A Toast “Cheers God!” Two profound words that would change my life forever. Let’s raise a glass to one of the most extraordinary individuals who changed lives by injecting...

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Death Toll Rises After Indonesian Tsunami

2018-12-24 by Erika Southey THE DEATH toll rose to 373 after an underwater landslide at Anak Krakatau sent a tsunami towards Sumatera and the Serang and Banten provinces, West Java. Volcanologists confirmed that Anak Krakatau is responsible for the devastation and...

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Etna Showing Signs of Activity

2018-12-24 by Erika Southey MOUNT ETNA started spewing ash and lava after creating a new fissure high up on its southeastern flank on December 24, 2018. In the wake of the Indonesian tsunami caused by an underwater landslide at Anak Krakatau; Etna made its own...

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