Venus of Willendorf

She is an Earth Mother. The Venus of Willendorf, circa 28.000 – 25,000 BC, is a limestone, red ochre fertility figurine. She stands  11cm in height. Found in 1908  by archeologist Joseph Szombathy in an Aurignacian loess deposit near the town of Willendorf in Austria, she is now housed in the Natural History Museum in Vienna. She has … More Venus of Willendorf

Gurrumul Sings Stories

I can remember when the band Yothu Yindi first hit the airwaves in Australia many long years ago. The sound of the didgeridoo accompanying the Indigenous singers captivated me. The lead singer was a young man by the name of Gurrumul.  Today I want to honour his memory and his music. Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu was … More Gurrumul Sings Stories

Lest We Forget

Today is Anzac Day.  In soldiers’ folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground.  Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally devised to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. Although the Battle of … More Lest We Forget

Useful cooking tips

I learnt some new tricks watching this – What’s more, there is no swearing in either of these videos! And I learnt some more new tricks from this one too! Raili Tanska Steps for Peace We choose hope over fear. We see the future not as something out of control. but as something we can … More Useful cooking tips