When Duty Calls…..

I am fortunate to presently live a very free and abundant life of travel and adventure, exploring new places while enjoying the companionship of much loved pets. And yet there are times when the cycles of life intervene and I am required to take action when the animals become sick or injured. One such experience…

Why I (Still) Love Melbourne

Maybe its the sign on St Paul’s Cathedral “Let’s fully welcome refugees”. At a time when asylum seekers are being universally  demonised by government, newspapers and popular opinion, Melbourne proudly announces its support of “the least of these” . Perhaps its because so many Melbournians have come from migrant backgrounds and they understand just how…

The Art of Giving and Receiving

“We make a living from what we get but we make a life from what we give” Winston Churchill “We are now living in an economy not a society….everything has become a commodity” Tom Keneally Must money be the foundation and measure  for every human exchange?  Is an amount of money the ultimate indicator of…

How to get there…from here or elsewhere

It makes perfect sense when you look at it on a map.It’s also clear when someone tells you where to go.”Turn right at the end of Merton St….” but you misheard and they actually meant Mountain St. And so it seems that how I get there, to my new house sit, has to be a…