I’ve had this title for a post in my head for over a week as I keenly anticipated the arrival of the wine divine. The reality is the wine has not yet arrived. Dommage! Last time my friends sent me wine from France it took five days to arrive. This time..well It will be two… Read More In Celebration of Small Things; Drinking French Wine on ‘ Straya Day
“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” Groucho Marx Laughter is essential to democracy, but of course it depends who is being laughed at and how it is done. Here in Australia we are a cynical lot and our cynicism is expressed more… Read More Laughing At Those in Power
The exhibition of “Versailles” at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra is a sumptuous taste of the spectacular treasures of the royal places of Versailles, France. As the Gallery’s summer blockbuster exhibition it is a popular success judging by the crowds of tourists and locals in attendance when I visited this week. In fact,… Read More Canberrans agree: Let Them Eat Cake!
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