https://www.instagram.com/p/B7e6jeOALvF/ Just another quick Sunday Booksnap I actually read The Dinosaur Artist around this time last year, an expose into smuggling and fraud in the paleontology world, an entertaining and informative read especially in regards to Mongolia and the trove of fossils that country has generated in recent years. Happy reading and if you would … Continue reading A dinosaur themed #BookSnapSunday
Summer time is prime reading time for me, hot days are perfect for getting out of the heat and curling up with a good book. Sometimes it takes me a bit of time to get really organised but now that January is half over I have organised some of my reading for the year and … Continue reading Reading challenges 2020
Toowoomba's newest Cafe 63 at Southtown One of the things I really like about the UK is the fact that dogs seem to be able to go most places with you, including cafes. Here in Australia, dog friendly cafes are the exception not the rule, if dogs are accepted at cafes, health regulations mean they … Continue reading Dogs and Cafe's
It is amazing what a little bit of rain can do to a parched landscape. Green appears overnight and grass grows from dirt that has been scuffed and churned into dust. It gives me hope that the burnt areas of Australia can recover. We still have lost a lot in people, buildings, farm animals and … Continue reading Lake Annand Park and East Creek Park
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7M3IAwA_H3/ This is the post I meant to do last week, but the bushfire emergency seemed to overwhelm and posting about the healing power of nature just did not feel right at the time. I have blogged about Emma Mitchell's The Wild Remedy here. I love the idea of walking in nature to heal. I … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Wild Remedy and a Black Gully Walk
Depression, and mental illness more broadly, is the great plague of twenty-first century life. Does nature and increasing our contact with the natural world offer at least partial relief to mental distress? The healing balm of nature is part of Emma Mitchell's thesis in The Wild Remedy - How nature mends us. Essentially a diary … Continue reading The Wild Remedy & the Gaia reading challenge.
I feel like I have been getting bogged down in the negative of late so just wanted to share something positive.It has been a while since I have shared links to other great blogs so I thought it was about time I did that again. I have selected a couple of blogs that generally gift … Continue reading Some blogs that make me smile
I do not want to continuously post about this, I am hoping this is the last time I do post on things related to the bushfire emergency, but this story this morning demanded sharing: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-08/fires-misinformation-being-spread-through-social-media/11846434 This blog does not have a large following or a large number of visits, it is not going to change … Continue reading Misinformation – Fake news a real problem on social media
"You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant." - Harlan Ellison Just a heads up this is a post that is political, it is an attempt to link to accurate information in what is a sometimes a contested discussion. I have no … Continue reading Civic Duty
I usually do a quick #BookSnapSunday post today and I have wanted to post other updates but I have decided things will be quite for a few days at least. It is hard to think of anything at the moment other than the emergency unfolding in the southern states. Horror, sympathy, sadness, frustration, helplessness, anger, … Continue reading Cannot find words at the moment.