Gum Trees and Galaxies <div style='width:100%;text-align:center;'><span style='margin:5px;padding:5px;border-radius: 5px;border:1px solid lightgrey;display:inline-block;'><a rel=_nofollow href='https://gumtreesandgalaxies.com/'> <img style='border: 1px solid gray;width:125 px;height:125 px;' src='https://gumtreesandgalxieshome.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/gaia-read-button.png?resize=219%2C219'> <p style='align: center;'>Gum Trees and Galaxies</p></a></span> Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML Okay this is a bit of an impromptu challenge. I had no intention … Continue reading 2020 Nature/environment reading challenge
S and B gave me cool presents for Christmas. It has become tradition that they give me a present that will require puting together and more importantly, time to build. This year they found a wooden Steampunk Airship wind-up model and a knockoff Meccano Flying Scotsman train. The train I started building on Christmas day … Continue reading Christmas Present building
Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash I have been struggling to write an end of year, new year type of post, thinking about goals and resolutions. Resolutions is something I almost never do, new years resolutions seem naively aspirational and all too often doomed to failure but I do have some things I aspire to achieving in the … Continue reading And the new year looms…
https://www.instagram.com/p/B6pqml5gVHA/ With the rush of Christmas and the holidays I almost forgot what day it was, so a very quick book snap this week, the beautiful: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, the Horse by Charlie Mackesy, this book is just so beautiful, a bit sweet but the art is just so wonderful. On the … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – the art of Charlie Mackesy
public domain https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_William_Waterhouse_-Dolce_Far_Niente(1879).jpg Dolce far niente, such a wonderful phrase literally; “sweet doing nothing, sweet idleness”, a celebration of indolence and why not celebrate the occasional indolence. I have been feeling quite wiped out in the post Christmas lull, so many good intentions, so many things to catch up on and yet all I want … Continue reading Dolce far niente – in praise of idleness
Now that we have bitten the bullet and again had a dog join our family we have had to consider the implications with our travel. We love bush camping and national parks. National parks and dogs do not mix. It does not matter how well behaved the dog is, just the scent of a dog … Continue reading How do you visit National parks when travelling with dogs?
Maybe this Christmas we should take some time to reflect on our roles as custodians of this planet. As my country burns and temperatures soar into the 40s, I find myself feeling deeply saddened by the horror that surrounds this summer and what it means to our current and future environment; the flora and the … Continue reading Stewardship – as my country burns
#BookSnapSunday - Hogfather https://www.instagram.com/p/B6W8M-DAptm/ With Christmas fast approaching this weeks book snap could only be one book. My all time favourite Christmas read: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett, and my all time favourite Terry Pratchett novel. Pratchett's Discworld universe is a mirror of ours, on the disc they celebrate Hogswatch, the equivalent of Christmas and instead … Continue reading A favourite Christmas book
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcICN4Ajeux/ One of my favourite cities in the world is Barcelona and it is a wonderful city to visit at Christmas. There is something unique and irreverent in the Catalan character that shines forth at Christmas with all the brilliance of a Christmas star. A couple of years ago we rented a flat just across … Continue reading Nobody does a nativity scene like Barcelona
Street art has been a rising phenomena around Australia over the last few years, what started out as hip and urban has spread to the country, some of the best pieces you will ever see can be found in quite, rural locations. Toowoomba has welcomed and nurtured the street art scene, hosting several rounds of … Continue reading Toowoomba street art scene.