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 […]
Sometimes it is lovely to look up at that blue Australian sky. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #21: Sky
For the Joy came in the mail two weeks ago. A friend, Miriam Chan, who once took me on a mission trip to Thailand, compiled 21 stories from Australian missionary mothers about their experiences “on the field” with co-editor Sophia Russell and published a book. “It took four years,” Miriam tells me over the phone. After receiving rejection […]
The string of shoes was found in Melbourne many years ago. I’m not sure if they’re still there. Captured the image on the phone. It’s my entry for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday this week!
Found on a bush walk some time ago down in Tassie. I liked the grey and green. It is my entry for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday this week.
It’s an interesting relationship. Korea is the country of my parents’ birth, and where I derive my ethnic heritage. I have fond memories of it, but more often than not as an outsider trying to fit in. The following is a post I published last year. My memory of Seoul is always cold. They say […]
This story comes from the UK. By now it’s probably done the rounds. But I wanted to collect this one. Lewis Hornby just made life a whole lot easier for seniors living with dementia by taking the time to understand them. The London based student wanted to help his own grandmother who was living with the […]
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 […]