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Author talk – Tim Winton

Last week I had the opportunity to listen to the celebrated author Tim Winton speak about his new book ‘Eyrie‘. I’ve never seen Winton in person before and considering that … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 4 Comments

Book Review – Cloud Atlas – 4 1/2 stars

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell is a highly complex, original and accomplished book!  Mitchell creates 6 different and believable realities in different times and locations and manages to tie them … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 7 Comments

Wildflowers in the Blue Mountains

I took a short camping trip to the Blue Mountains with my family in the first week of October and I’m sharing some photos here that were taken at Murphys … Continue reading

October 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

Book Musings – Istanbul: Memories of a City

I am completely unqualified to write a review of anything written by Nobel Prize in Literature winner Orhan Pamuk so rather than call this a review of Istanbul: Memories of a … Continue reading

October 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Treasures in Brisbane

I took a short work trip to Brisbane and wanted to share a few experiences that I had there: Exhibition Between meetings I went to the Queensland Museum (at South … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

Camping at Murphy’s Glen

During the school holidays we went on a small road trip and we had tried to book a camping spot at Euroka Campground in the Blue Mountains National Park but it’s too … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Camping at Wombeyan Caves

I’ve just enjoyed 3 days of camping at Wombeyan Caves as part of a small road trip with: my 4 year old son, 6 year old daughter and my husband; our … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Notes from a small road trip in NSW

School holidays were upon us and we planned to camp in the beautiful Jervis Bay National Park until we received a wedding invitation in the small Riverina city of Wagga … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · 4 Comments

What does it mean to Live the Good Life?

I’m taking a different approach here because rather than review the book The Good Life by Hugh Mackay I’m going to share some of its pertinent points. I’m sure that social researcher and … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 2 Comments