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Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Two weeks in the Americas

At the end of July I returned to the lovely city of Bogotá. Seven months ago there were more security measures, for example to enter a shopping centre carpark, first all … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 2 Comments

Bush Walk – Tidbinbilla Visitor’s Centre to Camel’s Hump

This week my husband and I parked at the Visitor’s Centre at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and set off on the longest and hardest walk offered (according to their leaflet), to … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Theatre Review – The Importance of Being Earnest

As part of my annual subscription to my local theatre I went on a date with my husband to see a production of The Importance of Being Earnest this week by … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

No News is Good News…and less stress

I am regularly derided as a troglodyte for not following the news. However this post perfectly summarises my reasons for avoiding interaction with the media. Have you thought about the … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Review – The Road to Oxiana by Robert Byron

The Road to Oxiana  by Robert Byron follows the author on his journey through Cyprus, Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Iran to Herat, and eventually Mazar-i-Sharif (Oxiana) and Kabul. Byron presents his diary entries … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Walk from Lake Burley Griffin to Mount Ainslie

I’m finally home from two weeks in the Americas. To celebrate my return, my husband and I today spent the day, after attending our children’s school assembly, walking from Black … Continue reading

August 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

QF108

On Wednesday I finished my work in Houston and headed early to the International Airport intending to use free wifi to do work while waiting for my flight. I was … Continue reading

August 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Australian government cover-up mental health of children asylum seekers

When I was in Kulala Lumpur in January I spoke with a Burmese refugee whose 14 year old nephew is detained on Christmas Island. The man was happy that his nephew … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

What will become of asylum seekers?

157 mostly Tamil asylum seekers from India and Sri Lanka were held at sea for over a month and are denied the right to have their claims for refugee status processed on Christmas Island. … Continue reading

August 4, 2014 · Leave a comment