The name I use is no longer the one I had at my birth. Soon-ho. It’s the name my grandfather gave me. It is a strong Korean name. A masculine one with a tender meaning. Smooth. Tranquil. Easy. Gentle. It encompasses all those meanings and my grandfather’s hopes for me. My grandfather was a strong […]Read More Shifting identity: Growing up different in Australia
We visited the ruins of Tintagel castle recently. It was the place where the legend of King Arthur was born. Six Word SaturdayRead More Gallos on the cliffs of Tintagel
I watched this movie in my twenties and fell in love with it. I found it magical. Made me feel the world was still full of beauty and opportunity. Love, pleasure and happiness were out there for those courageous enough to grab it. Just a warning. There are spoilers ahead. Each scene was exquisitely shot […]Read More Film Friday: Amélie
This is a sweet three year old memory. I walked in to pick our son up from after school care one day. He was in primary school. His Care worker came up to me and said “He is always tending the garden. Watering it. Weeding it. Go ask him to show you the passionfruits. He […]Read More Escape
Heading back home in the pouring rain. Safely back home. Still tired even after a good night’s sleep! Our souvenirs from the trip are unpacked. This one on our mantle piece was from a little gallery in Mousehole. We went to Hampton Court palace today. Home of King Henry VIII, it was grand and opulent. […]Read More Project 2020: Week #34
This is my first entry for Carol’s Cheerful Selfie Challenge Number One! This is me at forty-something. Greying hair. Glasses. Trying to get that selfie angle to disguise a double chin for vanity. We were in the middle of Dartmoor in Devon. Climbing its hills that seemed to roll on forever. It was a windy, […]Read More Hello!
We went to Hampton Court Palace yesterday afternoon. The palace and its grounds were beautiful. Those trees were three hundred years old. For Debbie’s Six Word SaturdayRead More Walking through an old palace garden
Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #115: PatternRead More Pattern
It’s cooler outside the house. Late afternoon the skies clouded over and we heard rolling thunder. But the rain must have fallen elsewhere. It rained this afternoon. A big glorious downpour that broke the heatwave. The image of Mary Poppins is from Leicester Square. We jumped on a train and explored the area yesterday evening. […]Read More Project 2020: Week #33
It was still a lot of fun! For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.Read More Exploring Stonehenge in the pouring rain
The lovely Su Leslie from Zimmerbitch invited us all to a wonderful virtual tea party yesterday. And I missed the date! She had incredible food to nibble on and everything. How utterly frustrating. I’m so annoyed to have missed the event. For those of you who are wondering what on earth I’m yammering on about, […]Read More Drat! I missed it!
Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #114: From AboveRead More From Above