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

In Celebration of Small Things: Friendly  Strangers on a Train ‘It’s my experience that most folk who ride trains couldn’t care less where they’re going. For them it’s the journey itself and the people they meet along the way.’    David Baldacci  ‘A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on  arriving’… Read More