Knitting soothes the spirit
It chases all the woes
Its also good for restless folks
Who can no longer touch their toes
Many just don’t realise
They have an active mind
It keeps their minds from wandering
And drinking to much wine
Knitters are quite clever Continue reading
Photographer credit: Stephen Reinhardt
Recently I was invited to review a new play called ‘The Post-Haste Histories’. This was a unique play due to the plot being based on Shakespeare and totally improvised. The audience had to Continue reading
I love finding interesting photography and stumbled across a series of beautiful photos on shareably, captured by Photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami. Click here to go to the site to view the lost tribe of the Dukha People and the amazing connection they have with animals.
Photo credit to the New England Journal of Photographic History No 160 (2002) via FFFFound.
I came across a link showing some amazing rare Historic Photos so I just had to share with you. Click here to go to the site and view the pics.
I love my food and wine and my dreams are to travel more in Europe. Like most of us here in Australia, we don’t get the opportunity to take the time off and do the long haul flight. It was my birthday, so when I heard about Bistro Molines in the Hunter Valley, french cuisine, overlooking a valley of vineyards with a cellar door next door – I just had to experience it. Click here to read my full review.
Evidence revealed of Torture of Children held in Dan Dale Detention Centre in NT, Australia
No one enjoys hearing or seeing news that horrors your heart and makes your stomach turn. But this news had to come out to force change. If it isn’t news about Terrorist attacks it is news about abuse to children, the elderly or animals. i fear for the fate of Humanity.
I and many others tuned into the Four Corners program on the ABC last night. We were all witness to the most barbaric treatment that teenagers held in Continue reading
Some are born to change the world
Looming great they educate
Some will reinvent the wheel
Some create a great escape
Some prevent us breaking rules
Some will make us stupid fools
Some are evil to the bone
Some are without a home Continue reading
Have you ever been to a dinner party and the guest next to you just drones on with the most boring dribble? You think how the hell will you endure listening to this insufferable bore all through dinner. Well at the World’s Largest Silent Dinner Party the aim is to be quiet, not just tone it down but dead quite! No talking, no written words, no phones, no type of technology for at least 2 hours while enjoying a 3 course meal! Just use your imagination and communicate possibly with sign language, facial and body expressions. I for one would find it challenging as I love talking and my friends find me rather animated at times. I would also find it hard not to burst out in laughter. If this sounds a fun event and you live in Sydney then click here for more information on this fabulous event!
When I had a bowl cut fringe and a frown to match the look
I also played with marbles in the street and scared the garden chooks
I plucked the flowers and sang a song he loves me he loves me not
Boys would jeer at skinny me and I would turn red hot
At fifteen I stopped scowling I kicked them in the shins Continue reading
Hello beautiful friends, check out my little Ocean Video, pics taken at Mystery Island, Vanuatu. It was such a stunning small Island. I was in love with the crystal clear water.
News of the Week -Juno Entered the Orbit of Jupiter
A space breaking moment when a solar powered spacecraft over a half a billion miles away entered the orbit of the largest planet in the universe, Jupiter. No easy feat, Nasa Scientists said that to effect an orbital insertion the spacecraft needed to slam its brakes on to a certain speed allowing the spacecraft be drawn into the orbit. Check it out below and read more at NASA.
Bizzare Place – The Marsh’s Library
Read Rare Books but You Must be Caged In
In Dublin, you can enter a Library relatively unchanged since the early eighteenth century. The Marsh’s Library contains over 25,000 rare and interesting books. Read as much as you like, the deal here is you can only read the rarest ones locked in a cage.
Interesting Holiday Location
Kakslauttanen is a Resort 250kms north of the Artic Circle. If you love the serene beauty of a pristine snowy wilderness, then you would love this resort. No petrol fumes, only fresh air and nature. You can go on your own snowy wilderness safari and steer a team of Husky Dogs through the winter wonderland.
The best part is the range of accommodation – you can book a Log Chalet or for the ultimate night viewing experience, opt to stay inside a glass igloo.
It seems its my birthday
It came around so quick
It was only yesterday
This surely is a trick
I wake in the morning feeling fresh
But by midday Im feeling beat Continue reading
How love shines a light within
Dispels all gloom animates the room
Never let its flame idle in the air
On gazers that admire it’s burning flare
It can be snuffed if you turn away
Your torch of light for night and day
Keep yearning and the flame keeps burning
I’ve lived I’ve learned
I’ve cried and burned
Embraced the sweetest Joy
Endured the deepest pain
Fell down stepped up again
Hit the walls and bounced the halls
I’ve laughed so hard then had to cry
Discover the delicious cuisine of Glebe and take a tasting trek. Click here for full details.
Heavy footsteps thud across the floor
The rapping of a cane demands attention
Cloaked in black from head to foot
His pointed boot heels caked in mud
A dusty black hat shadows his bearded face
Metallic dampness envelopes me
I shudder though the fire roars bright
I love being invited to review relatively unknown restaurants. I discovered a simple menu, creatively done and one that the locals enjoy. Click here to read my latest review on Origin Dining.
Wooden mask from Papua New Guinea – Wikipedia commons
Tribal Art is fascinating and now becoming a popular art collectors item. From the start of tribal civilization, this form of art has been a way of handing down knowledge to new generations and differentiating between tribes. Many objects are purely useful but there are also special objects with a spiritual purpose.
Check out this BBC video and get an understanding of Tribal Art. If this interests you and you live in Sydney, click here for information on the Tribal Art Fair coming up in July.