An open letter to my guardian angel.

I’m lead to believe you observe my every move and guide my path through life with good intentions but I have to confess I find this a scary thought and just a little voyeuristic.


I’m the toughest topic I’ve had to face.

Other than not being able to cover Australia’s high cost of living; unemployment is seriously affecting my comfort food consumption. For the love of chocolate – offer me a job. Please. That is what I want to put in the many cover letters I’ve completed lately. As much as I would like to confess to … Continue reading I’m the toughest topic I’ve had to face.

Gallery: A brave new world – pictures from the past to remember into the future

The machine went thump, thump, thump and everything seemed to be moving including men in dirty coats with blacken faces who busied themselves around the noisy mechanical creature that was somehow involved in making the newspaper.

No apology will be offered for my absence

WordPress is more than happy to remind me it has been eight months since my last post. To it I say, I know already. To be honest, the last eight months have been so full they aren't worth revisiting and I certainly don't need reminding that I haven't had time to scratch myself never lone indulge in … Continue reading No apology will be offered for my absence

The volcano carter I live in

When I was young, I had read books about volcano's and the story of Pompeii fascinated me while being the scariest horror story I ever heard. Needless to say; the thought of living near an extinct volcano scared the hell out of me. However I did and thankfully, all these years later, it hasn't gurgled … Continue reading The volcano carter I live in

Small acts of kindness.

A moment of compassion during a visit to a farm of a friend bought a tear to my eye and reminded me there are good people and good deeds done in the world. As I am on a couple of weeks holidays at home he invited me out to his property where photo opportunities abound. … Continue reading Small acts of kindness.