Love this post and the beautiful shots of the pre-Xmas shop window of madly expensive shops.
Quality over Quantity
I honestly do not understand when people tell me they do not buy free range eggs and meat because they are more expensive. Have people become so far distanced and insensitive Continue reading Quality over Quantity
In the Red Centre of Australia 2 – Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
A few interesting tidbits:
Uluru (Ayers Rock) is about 470 km, 5 hours drive from Alice Springs. Many people think the two are much closer.
The name Ayers Rock comes from the surveyor William Gosse Continue reading In the Red Centre of Australia 2 – Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)
In the Red Centre of Australia 1 – The Stunning West MacDonnell Ranges
The West MacDonnell (Tyurretye) National Park stretches 160 km from Alice Springs and we decide to visit it as a day trip, so it is an early morning start. We get picked up at 7 am by our guide, Deborah or Deb, but definitely not Debbie as she makes it clear right at the beginning.
She is a wealth of knowledge Continue reading In the Red Centre of Australia 1 – The Stunning West MacDonnell Ranges
On The Ghan: Adelaide to Alice Springs
The Ghan was named after the pioneering cameleers – many of whom were Afghans – who blazed a permanent trail through the Red Centre of Australia in the 1800s. Continue reading On The Ghan: Adelaide to Alice Springs
Currently reading: Great Australian working dog stories
Authors: Angela Goode & Mike Hayes (ABC/HarperCollinsPublishers)
“And what about the mountain dogs who were so good in the yards, they could even do up the gates?
‘You’ve heard the yarn, haven’t you?’ asked Lanky Couldron ‘about the bloke who reckoned his dog was so smart that he could pen a mob of sheep, push the hurdle gate shut himself and even jump up and put in the little wooden peg to keep it shut? The only problem was that those little pegs had a habit of fallin’ out and if that happened the bloody sheep’d get out.’
Some other bloke, who’d been listening all night without saying much, suddenly snorted with contempt. Continue reading Currently reading: Great Australian working dog stories
Get moving: the power of the early morning walk
As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts I never used to be a morning person. I used to struggle getting out of bed on weekdays and really enjoyed sleeping in on the weekends.
That all changed when I got my beautiful, full-on, crazy, amazing Continue reading Get moving: the power of the early morning walk
At the movies: The hundred-foot journey
Do you sometimes dream of walking through the food markets of a beautiful French village picking lovely fresh produce then turning them into a mouth-watering meal? Continue reading At the movies: The hundred-foot journey
No more caged chickens please, EVER!
I believe, for most, becoming more aware and conscious of what you eat comes with maturity. What do you care about where your meat/eggs/veggies come from when you are in your 20-s, overloaded with hormones Continue reading No more caged chickens please, EVER!
The hidden sofa
I had recently succumbed to the long suppressed desire to buy a leather sofa. We happen to own a scratching machine (cat), so this might not seem such a great idea. I decided that Continue reading The hidden sofa