« I love a sunburnt country…. a land of flooding rains” Dorothea McKellar My Country Australia is a land of excess. Its a place where a drought can last for twenty years to be broken by saturating rains that produce once in a lifetime floods. Climate change has only exacerbated these extremes. Last… Read More The Green, Green Grass of….Australia?
Floriade is the spring festival for Canberra folk and tourists. The city’s cool climate (in winter) lends itself to vibrant floral displays when spring finally hits, which happens most years in September. This year however, has been excessively wet and the blooms were dampened and droopy in Commonwealth Park on the first weekend of the… Read More Horti-Couture: Canberra’s Creative Blooms
“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.” André Gide I could see the woman in her thirties walking down the street and then I heard her thoughts. Though she seemed to be outwardly successful, they weren’t happy ones and certainly not loving but brutally critical of herself and judgemental of others. That was me… Read More In Celebration of Small Things:Self-Compassion
“Happiness. Simple as a glass of chocolate or tortuous as the heart. Bitter. Sweet. Alive.” Joanne Harris “Chocolat” From time to time I visit my birth town of Sydney. The visits are not frequent, maybe once a year as each time I come to appreciate how much I and the city of nearly… Read More Chocolate on The Rocks
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