In Celebration of Small Things:The Magnigicent Trees in My Neighbourhood

“Il fait un temps de chien” French expression meaning “The weather has gone to the dogs!” In this last month of summer in Sydney, the weather has been atrocious. It’s normally  a time for enjoying the last of the warmer weather and final swims as the coolness slowlys enters the air. But no! Its been… Read More In Celebration of Small Things:The Magnigicent Trees in My Neighbourhood

In Celebration of Small Things: An Old Name for a New Sydney Site

Sydney is a city in perpetual change. Although European settlement is only two hundred years old, the city is in an ongoing state of discontent with its past and seems fixed on knocking down and rebuilding wherever and whatever it can.  Some changes are disastrous, others more positive. Take the new area called Barangaroo in… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: An Old Name for a New Sydney Site

The Life of Beagle: Escape Artiste Extraordinaire and Food Obsessive

This week I finished a house sit which involved caring for a beagle called Delish. Though beautiful to look at and with a fun loving and sensitive nature, she also shared in some of the characteristics of the beagle nature. It was my second time caring for a beagle-though Delish was a cross with King… Read More The Life of Beagle: Escape Artiste Extraordinaire and Food Obsessive

A Walk in the Rainforest

The East Coast and hinterland of Australia boasts some exquisite rainforest areas. I was fortunate to be staying close to the Sea Acres rainforest at Port Macquarie (http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Sea-Acres-National-Park/Sea-Acres-Rainforest-Centre/tourist-information) where I had a one one tour with an experienced  guide. The rainforest is an abundant environment providing a diversity of nutrients and foliage for the wide… Read More A Walk in the Rainforest