“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” Rachel Carson On a superb, sunny day (it’s not even officially spring yet!) I decided to explore the headlands and beaches of the local area of my current house sit in the tiny coastal village… Read More The Solitary Islands of Sawtell
Most dogs, big or small, pedigree or mongrel, love the beach. It’s a place of freedom where they can run wild together or alone. Some bark at the waves as though they were strangers intruding in their territory, others jump and dive in the surf while their more serious minded companions stroll purposefully along the… Read More In Celebration of small Things; A Dog Beach
The French Gardens of My Soul’s Delight “ Ils nous faut cultiver notre jardin” (We must tend our own garden) Voltaire From a single daffodil in a pot sitting precariously on a windowsill in Paris to the riotous colour of country village gardens, the French love of all aspects of horticulture is on display to… Read More The French Gardens of My Soul’s Delight
Each time I visit the northern capital, I usually end up taking a stroll through the gardens but this time my local friend Junine introduced me to corners Id not yet discovered. This refreshing retreat in the heart of the city is a habitat for wildlife of all kinds-including human. We took the official… Read More Urban Oasis:A Walk in Brisbane City Gardens
The Romans had a saying for it “Mens Sano In Corpore Sano” , a healthy mind in a healthy body. Well, they had a saying for most things didn’t they? And yet modern science has proved the what’s good for the body is also good for the mind. I know that I cant think straight… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: A Walk in the Park
Whenever I return to Brisbane I always look forward to the first of many visits to both QAG (Queensland Art Gallery) and GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art). Just as Brisbane City changes with each visit- the continuous building and rebuilding spiral seems to increase at an astonishing pace-so the Galleries reflect changing perceptions and attitudes.… Read More Art-ificial Divisions
What a great idea f4om Roberta!