Today marks the finish of 7 years of full time travel and house sitting. Seven years! It was certainly never planned to last so long; in fact, it wasn’t planned at all! Quite simply, I fell into it and it felt right so I kept on, each time learning to become more self reliant, flexible,… Read More A New Chapter in the Book of Life
“The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton It’s come to this…finally! After booking my ticket almost a year ago,this afternoon I commence my 26 hour journey to China. Three hours by bus to Sydney, 9 hours by plane to Singapore, a 5 hour stopover with hopefully… Read More That Moment of Take Off
“This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.” Margaret Atwood This week began with a full moon and ends tomorrow on the winter solstice (in the southern hemisphere) surely… Read More Full Moon Solstice Reflections at the Barefoot Beachstone Cafe
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”—Robert Louis Stevenson I was preparing to fly last Tuesday; cleaning, packing, planning , communicating and connecting, when this topic arrived in my head. So many of the aspects of travelling from place… Read More When Do You Become a ‘Seasoned’ Traveller?
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” Aldous Huxley When we view something, what is it that we see? How the presenter of the thing wants us to see it, in other words a “curated” version? Or does what we perceive activate a part of… Read More The Presence of Absence or Ways of Looking at the World.
Bathers, togs, cozzie, swimmers; all AustraIian names for swimwear . It’s that time of year when you reassess your swimming gear in preparation for the swimming season ahead. Of course if you’re lucky enough to be in a warm climate where the weather is living up to its seasonal expectations, then you are able to… Read More Swimming Season
The passenger in the aisle seat opened his package and the delicious aroma of falafel filled the air. “Don’t you like airline food? ” I asked “Well, I’m vegetarian” he replied. ” Me too” And so we began to talk about a shared interest. The topic moved onto Tasmania, the apple isle we were leaving.… Read More Conversations on Trains and Planes
T This year I decided to do winter. As a summer person, I prefer the bright sunshine of the north and managed to avoid winter’s chill for the past four years. But you can’t keep repeating the past can you? So I agreed to a house sit in Melbourne, on the other side of Port… Read More The Other Side of Melbourne in Winter
This is my contribution to the wonderful monthly blogfest WeAreTheWorld, a Blogfest is all about spreading the love and the cohosts this month are Shilpa Garg,Simon Falk, Mary J Giese, Dan Antion, Damyanti Biswas. Biswas. Biswas. Mother Nature is wonderful isnt she? And without wanting to minimise the negative effects of human induced climate change,… Read More WATB:WeAreTheWorldBlogfest; Mother Nature’s Resilience CSIRO names 212 new species of insects, fish, plants