What is it with Halloween anyway? What a weird festival it is if the word festival could even be attributed to this very strange event. A date in the calendar when people appear to adopt all manner of pagan rituals and superstitions like ghosts, zombies, witches and skull sculpted pumpkins. When cruelty and fear becomes acceptable for people who for the other 364 days of the year are usually kind and considerate Christian people. Continue reading “The Halloween Question”
Here are our chamomile plants now that were the subject of my “Got Qi?” post back in November last year.
I was trying to type “That’d be right” in reply to a humorous photo our daughter had sent to me. But my iPhone spell check wasn’t having that and tried to substitute all sorts of alternatives. I practically had to beat it into submission to accept the “that’d” concatenation of “that” and “would” which I realised at that point was a particular expression I use quite frequently. Continue reading “What did I say?”
The laksa was hot, deliciously chilli hot and coconut creamy, filled with juicy prawns but only the obligatory five of course, smoothly slurping rice noodles, a smattering of vegetables and tofu sufficient to meet some sort of health brief, and rounded out with the raw bean sprouts supplied as a side extra. Continue reading “Sushi OK”
Why are there only ever five prawns in a prawn dish or is it just an Australian thing?
What a story of endurance and sadness. I thought of those explorers in the early days of European settlement of Australia as people who just got up and decided to explore. Obviously not something I had given a lot of thought to. Continue reading “Burke and Wills: a book review”
Kangaroos are probably one of the worlds most adored animals, they even feature on Australia’s coat of arms. To us Australians though, they are just locals. Let me share with you a couple of meetings with these locals. Continue reading “Meeting The Locals”
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”
Thich Nhat Hanh