KITES & EAGLES

We are in the process of moving – from the mid-north coast of New South Wales to North Cyprus in the Mediterranean.  Our bags are packed and we’re ready to fly, to pinch the phrasing from the Peter, Paul and Mary song of long ago, our furniture is going to new owners tomorrow and our … More KITES & EAGLES

RAIN, RAIN AND FLOODS

We live on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia, and in this area and the next one along the coast, we have some very large rivers – Hastings, McLeay, Nambucca, Kalang, Bellingen, Barwon-Darling, Brunswick, Tweed, Richmond, Wilsons and Clarence.  There is a lot of water in this region and now there is a … More RAIN, RAIN AND FLOODS

A TOAST TO THE UNKNOWN FACTORY WORKERS OF THE WORLD

I often think of the low-paid  workers – wherever they are, whether it’s China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Fiji or hidden away in Western countries – when I buy low-cost clothing or hear about the working conditions of those who produce Nike shoes or iPads and iPhones. It was also brought to mind by a recent … More A TOAST TO THE UNKNOWN FACTORY WORKERS OF THE WORLD

FIND YOUR PASSION

Here in Australia we’ve been enjoying watching a TV programme from the UK called “Country House Rescue”.  It involves a successful hotelier, Ruth Watson, visiting people with old country houses that need financial rescue and giving them practical advice on how to get their country house renovated and up and running again. The people she … More FIND YOUR PASSION