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 is a 12-year-old teddy bear we retired to the shelf some time ago. The material was getting too thin and fragile. For a time, teddy accompanied our son everywhere. They had great times in the park; snuggled on cold nights looking through picture books; ran down hills and spent long days at daycare. When […]
Sometime this year a boutique confectioner, Bakedown Cakery, and data visualisation specialists Small Multiples put their heads together to tell the story of multicultural Sydney in a box of chocolates. Using 2016 Census data as inspiration, they explored the relationship between ethnicity, population and taste in an Australian-first collaboration project. It sounded fascinating. And delicious. […]
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.
Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #18: Morning
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 […]
Playing with filters and captured sunshine. The photo was taken some time ago on my phone and filtered using Hipstamatic. It’s my entry this week for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.
The numbers were found at a caravan park in Umina — a seaside suburb in New South Wales. My lovely in-laws chase the sun and warm weather. When winter arrives, they hook up the caravan to their car and leave for sunshine and blue skies up the coast. They have done so for a number […]
I was recovering from a cold earlier this month. I had gone into work but discovered my body wasn’t ready to get back to it. Wilting fast, I drove to the doctors and ducked into a Malaysian place for lunch. I ordered and tried not to hack up a lung as I waited for the […]
It was a beautiful night. A warm night. A friend and I bought cheap-ish tickets to the Opera on the harbour. I left my husband and young son at home, and we saw fireworks and betrayal play out over the water. The giant orange ball was supposed to represent the rising sun. Alas for poor […]
Taken one cold and wet morning on the way to work. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #16: Water
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 […]
It was just a little posy. But it was pretty. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday!