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…..
The Return Journey ‘There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.’ Nelson Mandela ‘We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.’ T.S.… Read More The Return Journey