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!
I was washing my hair this morning and 5hought “The next time I do this I’ll be in Paris” and instantly smiled-well actually I started to sing..a French song naturally! The transition to my life in France for the next three months has started and I feel both excited and impatient. When I tell people… Read More Au Revoir Australie…Encore!
Sydney is a city in perpetual change. Although European settlement is only two hundred years old, the city is in an ongoing state of discontent with its past and seems fixed on knocking down and rebuilding wherever and whatever it can. Some changes are disastrous, others more positive. Take the new area called Barangaroo in… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: An Old Name for a New Sydney Site
“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
Sydney is my past,I grew up in one of its suburbs by the harbour then moved to other locales where I lived until I moved to the Blue Mountains. I could say I know it well but only in how it used to be. How it is now and how its becoming are very different… Read More New Year,Old Sydney