Zooks, it’s Zee End

Finally, some stats of our Big Fat Aussie Road Trip that has lasted 11 months. We’re at our final destination for this leg of the road trip and will pick up again in late Summer early Autumn next year. We left our home town of Toronto, NSW 14th June last year and move into our…

Roads

Day Eighteen of the 2019 A-Z Challenge in which I am participating during the month of April. The challenge is to post six days a week, Sunday respite or catching up with other participants and their posts. Each of the twenty-six days represents a letter of the alphabet and while each post stands alone they…

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…

Buildings – Old Ones

I am one of those who are “soft” on the old buildings around towns. Maybe it’s their historic value, or that they’ve escaped the wrecking ball, or they remind us, or evoke sentiments of a bygone era. Identifying architectural styles isn’t my thing and, like art, I know what I do and don’t like. Straight…

Adelaide

Day One of the 2019 A-Z Challenge which I am participating in during the month of April. The challenge is to post six days a week, Sunday respite or catching up with other participants and their posts. Each of the twenty-six days represents a letter of the alphabet and while each post stands alone they…

April A-Z Blogging Challenge

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There’s just no excuse. So far this year this blog has played host to a grand total of two posts. The much-needed visit to New Zealand in December prompted some thoughts on the comfort of long-term friendships followed a month later by a post about our…

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…

Homemade 

The idea of buying local from go-getters who have set up cottage industries to supplement their budget awakens in me the young adult that happily lived a simple and minimalist life long before it was vogue. I hardly recognise myself now. In an ugly moment of reflection I notice I have joined the masses in…