After the flood

” Sorry, we dont stock that line since….the flood” “They’re not here anymore but have moved out of town..to Goonellabah (the hill above the town)” This was a frequent refrain from residents of Lismore, the Northern Rivers town which suffered major flooding in March 2017. It’s only a little over six months since it happened… Read More After the flood

In Celebration of Small Things: Bourges by Night

I’d visited the medieval city of Bouges betore and this time returned to stay for a while and experience the “Illuminated nights”, a specactle of light, sound and colour  which literally reveasl  the city in a new light.  At dusk, starting with the Cathedrale de Saint Etienne, different couloured lighting displayed the gothic magnificence of… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: Bourges by Night

Une Sacrée Bonne Femme (A Bloody Good Woman)

What a beautiful woman. She moved with grace, she was entirely feminine, and yet, she possessed incredible inner strength. She’s a survivor. ~ Jan Moran, Scent of Triumph  For me France is a country (generally speaking) more respectful of women than Australia. Recently I came across the term ‘Une Sacrée  Bonne Femme’ which is used… Read More Une Sacrée Bonne Femme (A Bloody Good Woman)