There is a mountain in Hobart. I’ve always known it as Mt Wellington. But it reclaimed its aboriginal name not too long ago — Kunanyi. On a clear day, you can see the Derwent river stretch before you and flow out to sea. Not that day though. We had gone up but the clouds covered […]
My son is in his final year at primary school. He is a solid, average student. He isn’t the highest achiever in his class and has had some intensive academic support at school to keep him in the middle. His local public school is not as well resourced as the expensive private schools, but I […]
It was yum! For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.
The Temple of Heaven in Beijing was completed in 1420. It has survived many troubled times and is standing today. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. It was the place where my purse was stolen, and it was the place where, more remarkably, the police found it again. Via the Daily Post […]
Elin Ersson. Her story came up on my social media feed last week. Major news networks picked up her live-stream video protest and blasted it across cyberspace. By now it has travelled the globe and been viewed by thousands of people. She is a student at Gothenburg University, Sweden. On Monday, 23 July she boarded a plane […]
My mother once told me we don’t really move to a country when we step off the plane. We may be physically there, but the process of settlement, of truly arriving and finding your home in a foreign land is much akin to swimming there. “The toughest time is when you are half way. You […]
The image was taken in Washington DC a few years ago. It’s for Six Word Saturday
There is a fire fighter in Pakistan, who, for the past 30 years, has been teaching Islamabad’s poorest children how to read and write. His name is Mohammed Ayub. His students know him as Master Ayub. “My family were staying in the village and I was here in the city alone, so I wanted to […]
It was a beautiful day in the sunshine. We were driving past a rural area of Tasmania. Came across fields that seem to glow yellow beneath that blue Tassie sky. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.
Taken during one long train ride some time ago. I was heading back to pick up my son from school when the heavens opened up. Thankful I was in a warm, dry train carriage for a while. via The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Liquid
I came across Zuri this time last year. I was checking my phone one day and their story popped into my Facebook feed. It was this story in the New York Times. I fell in love with their dresses and as I read on, I loved their story and what the company set out to […]
We were walking along one evening and suddenly found the end of the rainbow. There wasn’t a pot of gold. There was something much more delicious! The image was taken on the phone and edited using Hipstamatic. via the Daily Post Photo Challenge: Unlikely