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

In Celebration of Small Things:The Travelling Boab Tree

On a recent visit to Kings Park Botanic Gardens-my favourite botanic garden in the whole of Australia-I reacquainted myself with the stunning trees which line the entrance, paths and different sections of the large park. Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle Gum (the smell is divine!) Jarrah all radiated their unique presence but the tree that dominates, as… Read More In Celebration of Small Things:The Travelling Boab Tree

In Celebration of Small Things: Firey sunsets, Frosty Mornings and Warm Gloves

“The best way is not to fight it, just go. Don’t be trying all the time to fix things. What you run from only stays with you longer. When you fight something, you only make it stronger.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters I arrived back in Australia to a Canberra winter, a test for the… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: Firey sunsets, Frosty Mornings and Warm Gloves

In Celebration of Small Things: Frescoes in a 12th Century Chapel in France

In Celebration of Small Things: Frescoes in a 12th Century Chapel in France Notorious for getting lost, I outdid myself that particular morning and ended up taking right turns instead of lefts. What should have been a  short ride to a nearby village, ended in a scenic tour taking well over two hours. The outcome… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: Frescoes in a 12th Century Chapel in France