>Kookaburras Galore!

>Here in Bowraville, in the hills behind the Pacific coast on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, we get sent to sleep with an evening chorus of kookas and woken up by the dawn chorus of kookas. You’ll note I don’t mention the word “serenade” here because you don’t get serenaded by kookas, you … More >Kookaburras Galore!

>Introduced (drum roll …..) Puddha the Visiting Puddy Tat

>A while back our next door neighbours went away for nine days and left their cat, Puddha, outside. Someone came to visit and feed her and the dog in the backyard every day but Puddha got fed up without company. So after a couple of days she nervously appeared at our back door and gradually … More >Introduced (drum roll …..) Puddha the Visiting Puddy Tat

>And the de-cluttering continues – Full Moon in Pisces

>I was intrigued to find that, when the Moon was in Virgo, I had another bout of clothing de-clutter.  I felt quite ruthless about what to keep and what not to keep, which is quite the opposite of my usual dithering over clothes, more akin to “Well, yes, I might just wear that later, so … More >And the de-cluttering continues – Full Moon in Pisces

>Of refugees and asylum seekers: love lies bleeding …..

>Yes, I know that Love Lies Bleeding is the name of a rather lovely, delicate flower, but I do have to say that it also applies to the Federal election which was held in Australia recently. In a race to the bottom, both political parties sought to villify asylum seekers and refugees, appealing to racism … More >Of refugees and asylum seekers: love lies bleeding …..

>Our Spring Garden

>One of the great things about moving into a new home is that you don’t know what plants you have until spring comes along. We’ve been watching a bush down by the side of our home coming into flower and thinking it was a diosma. But no, it’s turned out to be a white tea-tree … More >Our Spring Garden