Point Lowly, South Australia

The challenge of blogging on the road is simultaneously having good connectivity and a suitable amount of time to put thoughts to paper. I never imagined one could be busy so much of the time. We have data, we have connectivity and we have time so a quick note from us. We farewelled Adelaide after…

Library of South Australia State

I find it interesting the last time I participated in the A-Z Challenge I wrote about libraries and here I am again revelling in the reflections of Saturday afternoons at the Johannesburg (South Africa) library. My father and I were avid readers who enjoyed the library’s hushed environment that evoked curiosity and learning. Sturdy shelves…

Catch Us Camping in Coober Pedy

The internet is amazing, Google Earth incredible but some places you just have to be there yourself to experience the atmosphere and wonder at peoples’ ingenuity.  Our visit to Coober Pedy was one of those times we were pleased we brushed aside the uncharitable reports of the town. Driving into the town our first impression…

Catch Us Camping at Mount Isa

You sit up and take notice when, after hundreds of kilometres, the countryside changes. When the relentless flat tussock plains give way to ruddy outcrops and the ground supports trees and some greenery you can feel your spirit lift. This is how it must be in the doldrums. Nothing for days and then a puff…

Xanadu

I have no clever offering for today’s letter – X.  Instead I thought about the words that began with the letter and aside from the usual and drawing a blank I asked the MOTH (Man of The House).  Xanadu, was all he said and my mind was revelling in it’s convoluted stream of consciousness towards…

In Australia 26th January is … what?

Today dawned bleak.  Overcast skies.  Dampening long weekend camping plans.  I lay in bed this morning and pondered the controversy surround today’s celebrations and its significance to everyone who calls Australia home, as I have since 2003. Indigenous Australians,  whose heritage predated the arrival of the first fleet in 1788, were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.…

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

So many words, images and meanings swung across my mind when I read this week’s photo challenge.  From Sister Mary Margaret who taught us the periodic table and unwittingly injected humour into exploding experiments in the science lab. to every religion’s spiritual attributions to the properties encompassed in the chemical makeup of H20. The first…

Good Enough

We spend a quarter of our lives in childhood and three quarters getting over it.  There is no milestone to which I can pin the underlying sense of not being good enough.  Our father ran my brother and I like we were part of a platoon; just the two of for goodness sake, I mean…