Catch Us Camping in Longreach

We clean up after ourselves, take photos and leave only footprints and all the other things respectful campers to do safeguard the environment. Everyone has a role to play in safeguarding the outdoors and we are mindful, despite how pretty the flowers are, not to collect plant material.  What was new were signs along Queensland…

Travel in Work Time

Time in the car fills a good portion of every work day and given the number of kilometres I travel during the month,  I needed a better way of using that time.  Those hours were becoming an issue for me and I found myself dreading each day because of the long hours in the car.…

Thoughts about Turkey

Linda Stewart When we decided to visit Turkey and spend a month exploring the west coast, we were apprehensive about how we would cope in a culture so different from our own; Anglophiles to the bone, albeit antipodean Anglophiles. We enjoy the interacting with people of other cultures but we do like to be able…

185 Empty Chairs

22nd February this year marked the fourth anniversary since the Christchurch earthquake that damaged the city.  We were visiting family who had experienced the earthquake we wanted to spend time in the city centre trying to understand the impact of the disaster on their lives. Every few hundred meters memorials to those who died in…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall – Christchurch

This week I decided to participate in the weekly WordPress Photo post.  I am a keen amateur photographer and love the Olympus point-and-shoot camera that is with me whenever I leave home.  But what do you do with all those photos that clutter up the hard drive or lurk on clouds?  I thought this would be…

My Life Changing Event

What life event most changed your perspective of the world? Life isn’t meant to be a daily grind.  It is supposed to be a purposeful pursuit of helping others.  It is the only answer to the big question “What is my purpose in life?”  What a waste to have lived and died and not left the earth…