In Celebration of Small Things: A Peacock Princess Among the Rose Paths

There is so much beauty in the land of the Loire: its full of Fairy Tale castles and magical places. At this time of the year when spring has suddenly turned into summer,  the roses are in full bloom bringing even more delight. My friend invited me to La Rosarie-which I completely misinterpreted as attending… Read More In Celebration of Small Things: A Peacock Princess Among the Rose Paths

In Celebration of Small Things:The Magnigicent Trees in My Neighbourhood

“Il fait un temps de chien” French expression meaning “The weather has gone to the dogs!” In this last month of summer in Sydney, the weather has been atrocious. It’s normally  a time for enjoying the last of the warmer weather and final swims as the coolness slowlys enters the air. But no! Its been… Read More In Celebration of Small Things:The Magnigicent Trees in My Neighbourhood

In Celebration of Small Things: An Old Name for a New Sydney Site

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

In Celebration of Small Things:The Travelling Boab Tree

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