Category: life

Just your average Sunday afternoon out in Australia – with death adders

After far too many weeks of working too many hours (with time out for my daughter’s engagement party), I finally had a weekend off and Doc and I made the most of it. Yes, we went on an adventure. Are all snakes in Australia deadly?

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What’s the scariest thing about travel in Australia? Sharks? Crocodiles? Spiders? Not what you think

You might think the scariest thing about travel in Australia is the killer wildlife, and you’re right. Great white sharks, huge crocodiles in all the waterways, the world’s deadliest snakes, big spiders, blue ringed octopus at the most famous (and popular) beaches, irikandji – the list goes on. But they’re not the scariest. The scariest …

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Explore the elements – earth, air, fire, water

Is there a better place than Australia to explore the elements? The extremes in Australia are celebrated in poetry and song, and have been embedded in our psyche for thousands of years. The elements here – earth, air, fire, water – are the basis of life and culture. Aboriginal society knew the importance of the …

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Cuckoo, cuckoo. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Have you ever met a cuckoo? Cuckoos are brood parasites. They lay their eggs in other birds’ nests, and when the young hatch they get rid of the other babies. Sometimes they’ll kick the other eggs out before they have time to hatch, other times they’ll worm their way in, taking food from the other …

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The beach disappeared while I wasn’t looking!

There’s nothing like a coastal road trip to make you think about climate change. Or is that just me? Doc and I camped at Sawtell a few years ago. I can’t remember where we were going to or coming from, but I do remember our night in Sawtell. The camping area is right by the …

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How does your garden grow

It was one year ago today that I posted the first picture of my new garden. What a difference a year makes!

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