Fire. It now sits in the pit of my stomach and wrenches at my heart. There are often no words, just sadness, when I watch what is going on in our country at the moment. It is devastating and heartbreaking. The destruction of homes - of both people and our wildlife. The physical and mental … Continue reading Australia 2020 – The Fires
My brother and his partner lived in the Gold Coast for a few years, and so once a year, we - my partner, my daughter, and I - would take advantage of the free accommodation and fly over for a holiday from Adelaide. The first couple of times, our low budget and naivety of how … Continue reading The Bus Driver
So, I woke up one night and started madly writing about, what I think is, my biggest parenting mistake. I was very unsure after reading it, about how my thoughts and perspectives would be viewed by others if I made this writing public, so it was left, sitting as a note on my phone for … Continue reading Parental Reflections (and one of my biggest parenting mistakes)
Years ago, during my time at university, I studied a topic called Environmental Histories, and I learned about Australia's Snowy Scheme. Recent news about the state and management of our Murray River has caused me to reflect on this learning. If you are anything like me (before I studied this topic), you may have heard … Continue reading The Snowy Scheme – Did It Make Australia a Nation?
A piece of travel writing about my adventures at Mount Buller We arrived at Avalon Airport, which was actually the wrong airport. To shorten our journey to Mount Buller we needed to have flown to Tullamarine. Oh well. We picked up our previously booked Holden Tarago, then the five of us, plus luggage, piled in. There was my partner, Chris, my daughter, Kya, plus our … Continue reading Mount Buller 2008
A short story Cooking for a family of four or more is, I think, a bit of an art. For those who have not yet experienced this kind of art form: imagine those lovely occasions when you have family and/or friends over for a meal. Then imagine doing this every single night. And then imagine babysitting at … Continue reading The Art of Cooking Dinner for Five
Climate reports have been released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1990. Hundreds of the world’s top scientists use their expertise to gather and assess data and provide the most comprehensive information on climate change and how policy makers should best deal with this global issue. The most recent report, released only … Continue reading Step Up on Climate Change