Category Archives: Life

HAPPINESS

HAPPINESS What is happiness?  There are many degrees of happiness from a general sense of well-being, through elation, exhilaration and jubilation to ecstasy. It can arise from the miracle of being alive for another day.  It’s an ability to remain … Continue reading

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APRIL HEROES

APRIL HEROES It’s hard to believe that almost fifty years have passed since Martin Luther King made his impassioned speech I Have A Dream. It resonates just as powerfully today as it did the day he delivered it at a … Continue reading

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ZERO

In Italian nought is the first numeral, equivalent to nothing. Put a zero to the right of one, as any kindergarten student knows, and you have ten. Zero makes all numbers possible. Add zeros into the billions and trillions and … Continue reading

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SOUK AND SAND

SOUK AND SAND   Dubai is a city of exciting architecture, man made lakes, one hundred and fifty towers and multiple mosques. It was soon evident that half an hour for the DubaiMuseum is far from sufficient to linger over … Continue reading

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BATH AND THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY EXHIBITION

I’m not a train buff but have to concede there is something intrinsically romantic about the steam age and the achievements of that brilliant engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. He was already renowned for design of  the SS Great Britain in … Continue reading

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Spring Clean

I’ve been having a long-overdue spring clean of my Queensland room and passing on some of the toys, books etc which I no longer need, and putting out stuff for the Council clean-up. I was surprised to see how many … Continue reading

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PISCO SOUR

We loved Peru; the friendly people, the history, the ruins, the food, the landscape, especially the wild, mountainous terrain around the sacred Valley. But there are large areas of unproductive desert. One cannot help noticing the contrast between luxury hotels … Continue reading

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Anthology 5

The Committee were  reeling over  news that the spine was too narrow for a title. Surely there was some solution? Clearly, it was too late to add extra works, with all the editing, checking and content list changes  that would … Continue reading

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ANTHOLOGY 4

Having corrected any grammatical errors, we thought our work was almost done. Wrong! No matter how many eyes have scanned the pages of a manuscript, it’s amazing how many times one can read through and still find misplaced or missing … Continue reading

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Bushfires

Higher temperatures with Global Warming, and little rain at this time of the year, mean bush fires are an increasing threat here in Australia. The state of Tasmania, usually a cooler region,   has seen a 40+ degree centigrade heatwave in the … Continue reading

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