Kay Rayner


Kay’s latest columns…


A Christmas Tale

Gwyneth and James


Turning 70

Are We Ever Prepared?


Finding A Bargain

On Writing

Starting Again

Love And War

Caramel and Fruit Muffins

The Storm

The Man In The Grey Suit

Anna and Bertie

Sweet Treat For Christmas

A Special Christmas at Chadswick Manor

Family Living Overseas

The C Word





 Our travels in Italy

Journey of a Story DVD

Reflections on The Seasons

The Best Laid Plans



Thailand – Our Story

To Stay or To Stay Put

Grownups – Finding Happiness.

Happy New Year!

Getting Older Does Not Mean ‘Slow Down’

A New Challenge: Stella 459

Stage Six: Hong Kong – The Last Leg

Stage Five: Santa Margherita and Portofino

Stage Four: Time to Say Goodbye to Lucca

Stage Three: Lucca – Tuscany’s Special Little Town

Stage Two: Tokyo to Rome

Stage One: Auckland to Yokohama

Kay’s Trip – Count Down Time

The Bond Between Grandparents and Grandchildren

Surviving Long Haul Flights


La Località Italiana (The Italian Village) – Part 5

La Località Italiana (The Italian Village) – Part 4

La Località Italiana (The Italian Village) – Part 3

La Località Italiana (The Italian Village) – Part 2

La Località Italiana (The Italian Village) – Part 1

New Year, New Goals


Kay vs Technology

‘The Lift’


Beautiful Things

The Little Man in the Red Coat

Funny Little Quirks

The Golden Years of Film

Max and Hugie

Fashion Through The Years

What Makes Us Happy?

Customer Service

GrownUps Story


The Embers in the Fire


The Villa on the Lake

Childhood Memories Are So Precious

My Life So Far

Meet Kay Rayner

Kay Rayner, writer and film producer, enjoys reliving her childhood memories through her children’s books.

In 2007, Kay collaborated with her son-in-law Jonathon to write and publish ‘The Pipsies’ series of children’s stories.  These stories were born from her childhood fantasies and focus on a family of little furry creatures that lived in a garden.

Kay is still working on more books to add to the series.

Over the last few years short story writing and executive producing a feature film (which was released on Anzac Day 2012) has helped Kay fulfil some of her long-held personal goals.

Kay is married with three children and four grandchildren.  Kay’s other interests include planning overseas holidays with her family (particularly to Italy) and indulging her love of Musical Theatre.

By Kay Rayner