The image is of Dove Lake at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. It’s located in the Central Highlands in Lake St Clair National Park. They say it’s the fifth highest mountain in Tasmania. It is one of my favourite places in the world. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #26: Mountains
“What would you rather? Kimchi or cheese?” a Korean acquaintance asked me at a mahjong party not too long ago. The Hong Kong Chinese Auntie who taught me and my Egyptian Australian friend the game was teasing us for being too obvious with our emotions when we play. “Aiyoo! We can see what you want from […]
For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
It was homework five years ago. Our boy had to find out how people celebrate Easter in different countries and then try an Easter activity from around the world. Apparently, an old French custom was rolling raw eggs down a slope to symbolise the stone being rolled away from the tomb. So we rolled raw […]
In country New South Wales, far away from Sydney’s city life, there is a 57-year-old man, Chris Berkhout, who rides his bicycle more than 200 km every year on the anniversary of his son’s suicide. He has done so for the past five years, travelling the long and bumpy road from Tamworth to Inverell. Rain, hail […]
It was our boy’s birthday. I made him cupcakes with his favourite icing. I sang him happy birthday and watched him smile. “Mum, you are a terrible singer,” he said. He didn’t want a party this year. He said it seemed a little childish. He is now twelve years old and already too grown up […]
“Atomic: full of love, full of wonder” by Nike Savvas, Australia I saw the installation for the first time at the Art Gallery of New South Wales earlier this year. Thousands of colourful balls were vibrating on a string. It was beautiful. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #24: Colorful
I was at a writing course a few weeks ago at the Australian Writers’ Centre. I was lucky to be there and grateful for the opportunity to learn more about the craft. It was there I met Ria — a classically trained singer who also worked as a Braille specialist, transcribing information for the blind. […]
I know we should be gathering rosebuds, but surely these daisies would do just as well? For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday!
I do enjoy a good sun flare. The image was taken at the pool one hot afternoon. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #23: Hot
If you head out to Hobart’s Elizabeth Street Mall you may come across them — a group of strong-willed and passionate grandmothers knitting for a cause. For almost three years Tasmanian grandmothers, also known as Tassie Nannas, have been protesting against the Australian Government’s policy of offshore detention with their knitting needles. In 2013, the […]
The image was taken four years ago. It was fun to capture the crowd on one side looking at a sculpture of a man looking at them. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday and Su Leslie!