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Bush walk – Pinnacles, Mount Painter, Black Mountain, Bruce Ridge

This week my husband and I walked in the Belconnen area. We devised a loop that would walk through the interconnecting reserves stretching from the Pinnacles in the West to Black … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Reflections – The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan

I haven’t posted any book reviews lately because I’ve been fully ensconced and captivated by 500 pages of modern history in The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan. Selected as a Best … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 13 Comments

Bush walk – Goorooyarroo to Mulligans Flat

This week my husband and I found a walk that is much closer to our home and a good distance to walk (>25km) although it lacked any mountains. We started in Goorooyarroo … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

A weekend in Sydney

Last weekend I flew to Sydney to present at a conference at Darling Harbour. My husband and children drove there and met me in the late afternoon. We were staying in the Novotel Hotel … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Bush walk – Mount Tennent via Bushfolds Flat in the Spring

Today my husband and I took the opportunity for a bush walk together. I ran in a 10km fun run on Sunday without training so I have been hobbling around with regular exclamations … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Book Review – Incidents at the Shrine ny Ben Okri – 3 Stars

  Ben Okri’s The Famished Road is an incredible book so when my friend this month chose Incidents at the Shrine for book group I was excited. I don’t particularly … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 1 Comment