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
Monthly Archives: August 2014
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
I never used to be a big fan of breakfast. Out of all the meals, lunch was probably the one I looked most forward to. Probably because missing breakfast caused me to be Continue reading Glorious breakfast
Paleo Cottage Pie
“Who is this person you’ve become?” asks my partner when instead of serving dinner up as usual, I take photos of it with my phone just as it comes out of the oven. “It’s for my blog, I told you I’m a blogger now.” He rolls his eyes and disappears from the kitchen. He’s a really supportive kind of guy and has put up with a lot during our three years together including Continue reading Paleo Cottage Pie