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Hail and hiking in the Blue Mountains

Following on from my previous post, as we stood on Pulpit’s Rock we saw the sky change as heavy storm clouds rolled up the valley. We remembered the forecast for hail … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Autumn hiking in the Blue Mountains

April is traditionally a month of family trips for us and this month has been no different, starting with 5 days camping then a long weekend in the ‘Snowy’ Mountains … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book Review – A Man Called Ove – 5 Stars

I have been accused of being a book snob and it’s not often that I truly love a novel but I do love A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book review – Tales from the Torrid Zone

I must admit that despite being a big fan of travel writing I had never heard of Alexander Frater. When my husband bought his book, Tales from the Torrid Zone, … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Berber women in Morocco

Last weekend I was alone in Manama, Bahrain and looking for something to do that wasn’t too strenuous. On a previous trip I had visited the National Museum of Bahrain … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 4 Comments


As you can probably guess from the title of my blog, I like to make connections with people. At home in Australia I am selective about who I spend time … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hike – Dunlop Grasslands, Mount Rogers and Lake Ginninderra

After 3 1/2 weeks absence from my home and family we were joyfully reunited. Within 18 hours of me walking through the front door, my husband and I were donning our hiking … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment