WTF?

Whilst reading an article posted on Facebook recently, I was struck by the realisation that not only does Australia have its own version of English, but we also share a universal language that abbreviates things more than we Australians do (is that possible?) We now read that we have FOMO and there is TMI....I mean, …

Scrambled Thoughts 💭

Living in Queensland again is strange. I had forgotten how beautiful the jacaranda trees are with their plumage of bright purple flowers, forgotten the noisy birds, the beautiful tree lined streets of suburbia, and how vibrant the restaurants are along the river. Fairy lights sparkle in all the trees and the canopy of the bougainvillea …

I’ll Push You

Yesterday I witnessed something amazing...the fulfilment of a man's selfless dream. Patrick Gray is an extraordinary person. For those that don't know, his best friend has a degenerative disease and is now in a wheelchair. They have known each other since they were born and have the most incredible friendship. Their bond is so rare. …

Que Cajones Hago Aquí?! (What the f*%#^# am I doing here?)

This heading is the first thing Gonzalo taught me. Without really knowing what I was saying, he made me say it to his mother, (!) my teachers and everyone I met when I first got to Santiago. Spanish humour is just like Australian! Sneaky bugger! So much has happened since I first arrived. It has …

Clogs

I discovered the other day that clogs came from the celts. They were different to the Dutch ones, due to the often muddy and wet conditions, and they had platforms so their feet would not get wet. Farmers used them mostly. then, thanks to Sybille Yates, i came across this wonderful little YouTube clip of …