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…

Vulnerability

When you’ve been in boarding school since the age of five, feeling detached and apart from people in general becomes ingrained in your psyche.  You cannot escape feeling detached and when you are scared that others may not want you around because they feel your disconnection.  Those first years in boarding school were like being…

Justice

Justice and fairness are frequently interchanged when what we mean to convey is a sense of fairness.  It is fair that we give our children more attention than others, in general.  Similarly being fair and equitable means that we go out of our way to make the same opportunities available to people across all societal…

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.…

Word for 2017

I changed my Facebook header to remind me of the word I have chosen and to encourage me each time I logged into FB. Last year was the first time I had embarked on the journey of choosing a word to accompany me through the year.  My word for 2016 was STEADFAST and each time…