” 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 Theory, one is aware that the earth revolves but in practice one does not perceive it. The ground upon which one treads appears not to move and one can live undisturbed. So it is with time in one’s life” Marcel Proust In this current life of perpetual travel and change its… Read More A Sentimental Mountains Walk
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
“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
In Celebration of Small Things: Sunflowers I love having the opportunity to write about those small things which bring joy to my life and thank Lexa Cain for providing this opportunity. In our world today its so easy to have our attention drained away by unwanted events, ideas, situations and even people. It is so… Read More In Celebration of Small Things:Sunflowers
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ~Michael Althsuler . I could regret the fact that I didnt travel much in my youth but on reflection this is the best time of my life for travel. I have the inner resources needed to get the most from the… Read More Time Travel
Animals heal us. Just by being who they are, living in their essence in the present moment, they teach us to be our natural selves and enjoy life. They also teach us about unconditional love and how letting go is always a part of that state. Animal companionship is a big part of the joy… Read More Healing animals
” One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing.” Henry Miller I’m not one for superficial travel; the idea of living in a hotel and visiting sights or sites with the help of a local guide is not my idea of a rich travel experience. You are seeing what others have… Read More Tourist or Local?