Orange Sky Laundry

On any given night in Australia there are more than 116,000 people experiencing homelessness. They are couch surfing in other people’s homes or sleeping rough on the streets. I once met a woman who said she was lucky enough to have a gym membership and a car when she became homeless. Her husband played the […]

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Taken last year on our trip down to Melbourne to see my in-laws. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge: Lines

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Syrian Almonds in Sydney

There is a small, 40 seat restaurant in Darlinghurst. Opened by two sisters, Carol and Sharon Salloum, the place has delighted Sydney-siders for more than ten years with delicious Syrian food. Called the Almond Bar, the sisters wanted to showcase Middle Eastern cuisine and change perceptions of what it had to offer through their restaurant. […]

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There once were daisies outside our home. They grew and grew on our street. Maybe the council did not like them, because they are gone now. Prolific no longer. via the Daily Post Photo Challenge: Prolific

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My Open Mic Night Henna Tattoo

I went to an Open Mic Night in Fairfield a few weeks ago. It was organised by a local church in South West Sydney to support people who have fled persecution and conflict. It was an encouraging evening and I enjoyed my souvenir from the night. Thank you Debbie for your Six Word Saturday!

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The sun rising on the city that never sleeps. It was taken one morning from my brother’s place in New York. We woke to sunlight streaming into the room. I grabbed my phone and I went outside to take the shot. I wish I could say the neighbourhood was waking up, but I could hear […]

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After school conversations

It’s a four year old conversation. Our boy was in Grade 2. His teacher was asking the class to prepare a short talk every two weeks. “So,” I ask. “What are you going to do for your school topic talk this week?” “What I would do if I ruled the world,” he responds. “Oh, I […]

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