Is there anything more Australian than a koala? And right now I am in the midst of their country, mid North coast New South Wales. “Cooee” is also iconically Australian; a ridgey-didge, dinky-di true blue Aussie saying And yet its rarely used today, even in the bush eb The koalas who have inspired this post… Read More Cooee from Koala Country
The Australian Governments attitude to asylum seekers is bewilderingly cruel. The only way that I can make sense of their persecution of desperate people is throught the lens of our cultural shadow. The first European settlers were the convicts, sentenced to languish on an island for petty crimes of survival and this has led to… Read More The Power of Story
My lips are chapped by the winds of Change Sarah Vowell The winds have been raging along the coast for three days now, whipping up the surf into a creamy frenzy. The authorities have put out warnings to surfers, sailors and fishermen and women but still some people like to take the risk and be… Read More Wild Surf and The Winds of Change
Tourists and Other Exotic Creatures “Travel makes one modest;you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world” Gustave Flaubert The tourists here are not particularly friendly and rarely reply to the “Good Morning” I say to every person I meet. The locals however always respond. I think of France where, except in rare… Read More
I was leaving chilly Canberra and a heartwarming catch-up with my family, for the warmer climes of Port Macquarie. This time I took the bus from the capital rather than fly to Sydney. I like to vary my modes of travel and the bus can be more comfortable than taking a plane which, knowing Canberra,… Read More In Celebration of Small Things:The Wrong Bag!
“Not every ROAD we come across in our daily life is one we have to take. Sometimes just standing still and being, can BE the best move we ever make.” ― Angie Karan Within a few days I had travelled halfway across the world. But for the three months prior to that epic journey, I… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: Standing Still and Saturday Soccer