If only….

“I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.” Aldous Huxley I wonder sometimes why we make life so complicated. We analyse, scrutinise, examine, investigate, inspect, study, peruse dissect, test and end up going round and round in circles ever more confused … More If only….

Buttons Part 9: Golden Nectar

¥∉∧∂∇ПçΓΘΞΣΨζλξυψωℵ℘ ⊕⊗£€¥ĦƪʭΨϿѬѬԓᶘῼ₰   (In human language this reads –  A Very Important Mission : Button Nose) Buttons, the Woodland Elf,  is on a special treasure hunt-  he has had many adventures along the way collecting the items he was sent to find. Now the final addition of  bee pollen and golden nectar completes Button’s treasure hunt. … More Buttons Part 9: Golden Nectar

The Delivery

The car pulled into our driveway. I could hear the motor still running as the driver opened the door. “Helloooooo!!!” called a gruff, heavily accented male voice. Pulling myself out of a deep sleep like a fly stuck in honey, I struggled to form words. They sounded garbled and sticky to my ears. “Coooming….” I … More The Delivery

Teeth and dynamite

This excerpt is another from Dad’s book Footprints in Australian Sand.  I am in the process of translating it into english. This is a story of toothaches and communication gone really badly wrong…. ouch ! ℜ Grigor was a first class engineer. Before the war in Germany he had completed two university courses. He spoke … More Teeth and dynamite

Echoes of Laughter

Senior’s Night It was entertainment night at the senior citizen’s center. After the community sing-a-long led by Alice at the piano, it was time for the star of the show – Claude the hypnotist.  Claude explained that he was going to put the whole audience into a trance. “Yes, each and everyone of you and … More Echoes of Laughter

We’re on the road – Day 20 Lakes, timber, wine and thunderstorms

Before we left Mt Gambier today we had one last place to visit – the famous Blue Lake. One of four crater lakes in the region, only two remain as the water table has dropped over the last 30 to 40 years. The Blue Lake is a large monomictic crater lake located in a dormant … More We’re on the road – Day 20 Lakes, timber, wine and thunderstorms