I’m so overwhelmed and emotional after reading these books. Also rather embarrassed, definitely very ashamed, and deeply apologetic that in thirty years living here in Australia as an immigrant I have never really questioned the […]
Blimey. I’m sixty!
Earlier this year I turned sixty. And I approached it with a great deal of trepidation – not because of the number, but because of where I find myself, both physically and mentally. I give […]
BeckyandVince – an ‘honesty’ post about our journey this year.
It’s been a massive struggle getting up and running again, I’m not going to lie. When I finally arrived back in Australia from the UK back in March, Third Son asked me, ‘Are you REALLY […]
HOWARD SPRINGS – A Quarantine experience.
I saw an article recently in one of the Australian newspapers that described two weeks in the Howard Springs quarantine facility as being like ‘a holiday’…I’m going to disagree politely and describe it instead as […]
90. ‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig – on day 3 of quarantine
I had seen so many people reading this book that I bought it as a ‘plane’ read for my flight home to Australia – in fact as I write, I am on Day 3 of […]
70. ‘Sleeping on Jupiter’ by Anuradha Roy…and an Indian memory of my own.
Ah, India. How I love you, with all your brilliance, colour, clamour, spirituality, beauty and squalor too. The two years I spent in your embrace, which sums up exactly how it felt to be there, […]
69. Everest, The Book Test and a daft story.
I’m fascinated by mountains – one of the most wonderful road trips I have ever taken was through the Swiss Alps. Magnificent things! However, mountaineering is not something I have ever aspired to, or had […]