It may have started as a way of recording the early life story and romance of her and husband Jim for her children, but it quickly turned into something far more.
From whirlwind romance and European travel to living in grass huts in Papua New Guinea, the life story of long-time local and fashion boutique owner Anna Middleton has been captured in her recent memoir, Anna.
Launched last July, it has already sold out its first run but the second run has been printed and is now available.
The story charts how she and Jim met and lived their lives of adventure after starting a coffee plantation in Papua New Guinea.
Anna arrived in PNG to find Jim in a grass hut with no running water, sanitation or other modern conveniences, and the story charts the twenty years they spent there together before moving to Byron Bay.
Anna’s book is available online here or in the Collins Booksellers in Byron Bay.