>Playing for Change: Songs Around the World

>Still on music, a while back I thoroughly enjoyed watching on youtube the video of Stand By Me recorded by various artists around the world. Brilliant project and absolutely awe-inspiring. The music focuses on what brings us together, not what drives us apart. It’s a global jam session and it got me all misty-eyed as … More >Playing for Change: Songs Around the World

>Sound as art

>I am continually entranced by Aboriginal art, it has always fascinated me perhaps because my own art arises from symbols rather than real life images. In a recent newspaper article I came across the concept that western desert art derives from the artists’ unbroken link to country but that also the artists paint the SONG … More >Sound as art

>Journey’s End

>As I said in an earlier blog, we had lunch beside the Nambucca River in Bowraville, and we have high hopes that we’ll have many more coffees in this rather splendid location. I have always loved this area – it’s green, lush and quite central to the sea, the mountains and just lovely scenery generally. … More >Journey’s End

>Coffee breaks

>On Sunday we went for a drive in the late afternoon to Scottshead Beach. This is where I scattered my parents’ ashes back on late 2007. It was good to revisit this peaceful spot and say a final good-bye to my parents as I move into the next part of my life. Here’s a pic … More >Coffee breaks

>Halfway House

>Here’s the house where we’re staying at present and here are Murphy and Oliver, the two Jack Russells who live here, with Rosie in the background. Oliver loves to greet you with twigs, old tennis balls, bits of dried cow dung (uurrghh!) and today an orange peg! As you can see, this is a terrible … More >Halfway House