To appreciate something is to increase its value. Here in the sub tropical environment, I can appreciate the abundance of floral beauty in the form of vibrant native plants and the rich green of the trees and earth. The stately trees which line most streets in the small town on the Clarence river, are… Read More Flora-bundant
In Celebration of Small Things : A Bike Ride Bike riding in a new place offers the opportunity to get to know the area at a different level and pace to walking or driving. If I’m staying in a place which is flat and the owners have a bike, I like to ride it. Of… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: A Bike Ride
In Celebration of Small Things: Sunflowers I love having the opportunity to write about those small things which bring joy to my life and thank Lexa Cain for providing this opportunity. In our world today its so easy to have our attention drained away by unwanted events, ideas, situations and even people. It is so… Read More In Celebration of Small Things:Sunflowers
Stolen Encounters Colonialism has a lot to answer for. Whether its the Dutch in Indonesia, the British in China, the Spanish and Portuguese in the Americas, The French in Vietnam and Algeria or the Australians in Papua New Guinea, whatever the strain, this pernicious cultural phenomenon of marching into sovereign lands and claiming possession for… Read More Stolen Encounters
It arrived today in the post. The homeowners for whom I had house sat and cared for their delightful Miss Daisy in Brisbane, mentioned that they had a gift for me which they had bought on their European jaunt over Christmas. In truth, I’d completely forgotten about it when I left Brisbane and became busy… Read More In Celebration of Small things: A Glass Heart from Venice
I’ve been listening to Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘Magic Lessons’ podcasts of late, in which the well-known author interviews friends, authors and creatives of all types in an attempt to help people who have contacted her with their creative roadblocks. What has emerged from this process for me is the confirmation of creativity as essential to our… Read More Are You A Creator Or Consumer?
We’re Having a Heatwave…. ‘I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror – The wide brown land for me! ‘ From ‘My Country’ by Dorothea Mackellar This week we had… Read More We’re Having a Heatwave…..