And with a wave from her balcony from Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty, the Queen drew an epic four day Platinum Jubilee celebration to a close. It was a fantastic time to celebrate all things British. The buntings were out from Covent Garden… … to Chinatown! There were street parties, strawberries and cucumber sandwiches. And the […]Read More Feeling a little homesick
We had guests over to our new place for a BBQ this week. We were all Covid safe and sitting outside in our new garden as per Government regulations. We used this object as inspiration for the food! Via the old Daily Post Photo Challenge #152: ObjectRead More Object
Via the old Daily Post Photo Challenge #150: WindowRead More Window
It was a golden afternoon. The sun was out and the air was warm. It was 15 degrees outside but it felt too hot for coats. We were walking to get groceries for dinner. And the day was beautiful. The winter in lockdown felt long. And it was so lovely to feel the weather turn […]Read More Springtime and sunshine
Memory of beaches past. This was taken at a sunrise walk at Freshwater beach. Via the old Daily Post Photo Challenge #136: Good Morning The sun is also up for Becky’s January #SqareUpRead More Good Morning!
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
There is a small town in country Victoria called Beulah. According to the last census in 2016, it had 329 people living in it. The town made the news recently when a couple of residents began flying the Nazi flag above their property. It was to show their German heritage, the home owner told the […]Read More The small town with a huge heart
It was a beautiful Saturday morning. The sun was out and the sky was clear blue. My husband headed to work, and my son and I left the apartment soon after into that crisp winter sunshine. We headed to the Science museum near South Kensington Station. We walked the paved streets, past the traffic lights […]Read More About home: 3 half baked ideas at a Science Museum
It is Wednesday night as I write. I am home now after an emotional evening. In a small room, packed with people, we heard directly from two remarkable people who have come to Australia in search of safety, fairness and dignity. I asked them if they could tell the room about their home country. One […]Read More The evening went well, thank you.