"Water is the soul of the earth" - W H Auden The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) is one of the miraculous contradictions of Australia, we are the driest inhabited continent on earth, only Antarctica is drier, and yet our dry inland sits atop the largest and deepest subterranean water resource in the world. The GAB … Continue reading Lightning Ridge and the Great Artesian Basin
Open plains and big skies, that sums up the trip west from Toowoomba to Lightning Ridge, endless rolling plains, much of it under cotton. One of the great beauties of the west is the endless open plains and big skies. Lightning Ridge is largely defined by opal mining but despite the dreams of exceptional gems … Continue reading The surprising creativity of Lightning Ridge
Life feels a bit hurried but we did pretty much completely tune out and switch off for a few days with our short escape to Lightning Ridge. Loved Lightning Ridge, it is a unique place, with a very different vibe and character. It has a kind of rough and ready character, down to earth, get … Continue reading Staying at the Opal caravan park in Lightning Ridge.
We have been planning some adventures to fossil and opal country this year, so have been dipping back into some dino books. Never outgrew a fascination with the beasts of the past, so this week's book snap is a selection of just some of the dino books I have acquired. https://www.instagram.com/p/CNgj94Nl5Uh/ I have particularly enjoyed … Continue reading Stepping back into deep time.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNOTPL4B5qa/ Just a quick Easter Sunday BookSnap. I have never really totally outgrown children's books, I love the wit and wisdom one finds in a good kids book. They make lovely coffee table books and can bring a smile to a reader at any age. I couldn't resist Chris Edser's The Drop Bear. Beautiful illustrations … Continue reading Happy Easter #BookSnapSunday
I only finished two books in March but I did dip in and out of a few. The big one was Charles Massey's tome on regenerative agriculture; Call of the Reed Warbler: A new Agriculture A new earth, a comprehensive overview and critique of historical farming practices, emerging regenerative practices and Massey's desperate call for … Continue reading March reading – Agriculture and the fate of the planet
Milne Bay pool Toowoomba March has been a bit of a slow month blog wise I am afraid. Circumstances have limited our weekend escapes, work has been busy and there just never seems to be enough hours in the day to do everything we would like. I have managed to rediscover the joy of swimming … Continue reading Back in the swim
This is just a very quick Saturday post. Podcasts seem to be the thing at the moment. Do you keep seeing this when you log into WordPress? Grow your audience with a podcast Easily turn your blog into a podcast with Anchor — the world's biggest podcasting platform.Create an Anchor account Wondered about giving it … Continue reading Inspired by so many other bloggers
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMqP5vSBZG8/ Just a quick book snap post, I am participating in the Wyndham read along on insta hence this week's post is of that classic, cosy but creepy invasion tale The Midwich Cuckoos. Cuckoos feels a bit like Doctor Who meets Midsomer Murders, all the more sinister for the cosy, quaint, domestic setting. Wyndham was … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Midwich Cuckoos
"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall public domain This is just a quick post to share some great podcasts. I only recently discovered Jane Goodall's marvellous Hopecast and thought this was something worth sharing. It is easy to feel … Continue reading Podcasts worth sharing