It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

Recently the G.O. asked me for internet search assistance to procure spare parts for his motorcycle project. I realised I’ve been sourcing one thing or another somehow or another since I was fifteen years old. It all began with automotive spare parts at my dad’s garage followed by a couple of work placements he arranged … More It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

Why but why not?

Mid December last year I was seeking new things to do in 2021, and signed up for A Year of Writing to Uncover the Authentic Self course with Rachel Astor via DailyOM. Lesson 1, in a nutshell, asks “Why take this journey?” “What are the roadblocks?” and invites “Let’s mine those experiences for insights and … More Why but why not?

my best life…

It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say… but my voice feels inconsequential, too-quiet and diminished by the big things and noise of broader social & news media. However, this morning, Saturday… my long-time favourite day of the week… it occurred to me that actually what I’ve been doing, repetitive and day-to-day as it … More my best life…

creative spirit…

After all that’s happened this year… and hasn’t happened –thank you Coronavirus pandemic– the new Covid-normal grants us a semblance of reprieve for the festive season. However, it makes little difference to me: our festive season is routinely low-key regardless, moreso this year surrounded as it is by the distractions of medical and life-as-usual busy-ness. … More creative spirit…

Here or There…

After we escaped city life late in 2015 but had barely dipped our toes into our new treechange lifestyle we treated ourselves to a holiday: off and on during 2016 the G.O. and I explored Victoria, drove anticlockwise around Australia; pop-top-caravan-road-trips exploring the mainland states, only to discover that among many of the places we … More Here or There…

you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone

Today I spent most of the day in the kitchen… In addition to needing to do dinner prep, we were out of: bone broth but had beef bones; tomato & chilli jam but had tomatoes and chillies; fresh bananas but had frozen. All the recipes I needed I’d recently and conveniently compiled on a new Useful … More you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone

Timing…

Time, where does it go? Time since my last blog post? 45 days. Time since we moved from Sydney to Taylors Arm? 1729 days. Time since Coronavirus travel and social distancing restrictions were first imposed in Australia? 171 days. At time of writing. These past few months I’ve been haunted by a dream I had … More Timing…

dear friends…

Once upon a time many years ago when I first began blogging a curious non-blogger friend asked “is blogging like being a pen pal?” At that time in early 2012 I was launching missives into an electronic ether… so my bemused answer was “not quite”. Not long afterwards I commented and followed and made my … More dear friends…