09 December 2013
Shopping takes on a whole new look at this time of year with Christmas decorations, cakes, nuts, mince pies, hams, turkeys and shortbreads all filling the shelves of our supermarkets. The streets and stores are pleasantly serenading us with carols while the television, and the magazines that fill our letterboxes are encouraging us to purchase things we may never have heard of, but are convincing us they are things our loved ones cannot live without.
11 November 2013
We arrived in Denver to rain and snow flurries and a top of 5 degrees after a long but comfortable flight. The following day we spent acclimatising and recovering from jetlag, something I did not suffer on the return trip.
17 June 2013
The school holidays are on us again. We have a love/hate relationship with mid- year breaks. While its nice not to have to get up so early on the cold winter mornings, we also have to interrupt our normal daily schedules, plan wet weather activities for our kids and endure the noise and mess involved.
25 March 2013
A number of years ago we offered a bed to an American who was backpacking around Australia. Over dinner we shared stories of our lives and she talked about her family and life in America. Out came the few photos that she carried with her of loved ones so many miles away, and she reminisced of good and bad times.
04 February 2013
“Happy New Year” often seems like a trite expression or even a vain hope. Each year we seem to fall into Christmas glad the year has come to an end. Down-time between Christmas and New Year has us reflecting on the year past and making decisions for the one ahead, resulting in resolutions we hope will lead to a more satisfying year.