The Platinum Jubilee

It’s the start of the Jubilee long weekend! There is a feeling of celebration in the air. We went into the city with friends and headed for Soho. There is a small restaurant that does amazing noodle soups. Their dumplings aren’t bad either. The buntings were out and waving in the breeze. We even caught... Continue Reading →

A weekend in Nantes, Brittany

They say there was a particularly progressive law that came from this part of France in 1598. Called the Edict of Nantes, it allowed unheard of religious freedoms to the Protestant minority living in Catholic France at the time. It was a law that upheld their rights and allowed them to live by their faith.... Continue Reading →

Evening drinks at our local pub

It was New Year’s Eve. A kind friend invited me out for drinks at our local pub. I have awful trouble with alcohol. I get quite ill very quickly. But it was lovely to sit and enjoy my friend’s company over my pint of Diet Coke. The pub culture feels different here. It seems more... Continue Reading →

Cooking up a Korean feast soon

It’s been a while since I’ve cooked for friends. Even longer since I’ve cooked Korean. Usually it’s my husband who cooks for guests. But this time he asked if I could cook a few Korean dishes. I have planned my menu. Japchae (noodles). Bulgogi (marinated bbq beef and pork). Dakjjim (chicken stew). The thing about... Continue Reading →

Fireworks at the opera

That time my friend had tickets to the opera by the harbour and we saw the heavens light up. It was many years ago now. But it was a lovely time on Sydney harbour watching Madame Butterfly. The image was taken on my phone and edited with Hipstamatic. For Becky’s October Past Square

Letters

The old Daily Post Photo Challenge for 25 April 2014 was about letters. Cheri wanted us to share images of scrambled letters in any language. Made me think. There’s only 26 letters in the English alphabet. Yet they can be used to make someone’s day or break someone’s heart. Powerful things, letters. The image today... Continue Reading →

Flower of the Day

It was raining in London today. I trudged along its wet streets to post some birthday gifts for family back in Australia and New York. When I came home sodden from the rain, I discovered a box full of flowers on our kitchen bench. It was a surprise from kind friends in Sydney! They had... Continue Reading →

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