Category: life

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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New Years resolutions to stop and smell the roses

Aah, new year’s resolutions. I don’t make them. Well, except for now, and not just to give me something to write about (though that’s one of them). So many times I’ve said to Doc (or to my girlfriends, children or whoever), “we really should ….”. There are so many things “we really should” that I’d …

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Miniature roses

I promise this blog won’t turn into one just about my garden, but lately it seems that’s where my energy has been focussed. That and taking photos of babies, but I know you don’t want to see that here. In a couple of days I’ll tell you all about my luxury cruise on Sydney Harbour.

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