Last Spring, which is in September down here in Oz, Superman and I took a drive through country Victoria and New South Wales to spend the Spring Equinox at the Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. I was going to blog about it then but I often find myself reading about wonderful events I'd have … Continue reading Hana Matsuri at the Cowra Japanese Garden
The Second Saturday of each month is Stock-the-pantry day as the Farmers Market is in Ballan. All my favourites were there today so the basket was quickly full! Some of this month's goodies are for the fabulous Women Who Write and are coming to a self-publishing workshop on Sunday 21st of May. In the cotton … Continue reading Winter is in Ballan and it’s wonderful.
After a record 5 days of temperatures over 41C/106F, the cool change finally arrived - as did my time lapse camera, so I rushed to set it up to catch the sky as it cooled. We didn't get the storm I was hoping to capture, but it caught the eerie orange sky and some lovely … Continue reading Out of a Clear, Blue Sky
I am feeling more and more that my post-sea-rise/climate change novel should be my next project! We are on Day 4 of this weather, if we get a 5th day over 40 we are into record territory. For my farenheit friends, 44C is 111F. No, this is not normal for anywhere other than the centre … Continue reading Heatwave
The House Hunt is over! We will be able to move in from the 13th of April, but will need too co-ordinate the Air Shipment from Thailand (which should already be here, but isn’t), the shipment from Storage in Sydney (should take 1 week or so), and the Sea Shipment from Thailand (6-8 weeks). Luckily, … Continue reading The House Hunt is Over!
We're home in Melbourne! The last few days in Bangkok were some of my best, despite being incredibly stressful. Between tidying and organizing all the little things one has to in preparation for the locusts' (the packers') arrival at 9am on Monday, there were lots of goodbyes - more than I would have thought, for feeling … Continue reading We’re home!
Last weekend, we finally managed to get to Ayutthaya. It wasn't quite what I expected; the whole city is a UNESCO heritage site, so I expected a large area of ruins, but the city itself has grown up around it (in fact, it's hard to tell where Bangkok ends and Ayutthaya begins) so the ruins … Continue reading Ayutthaya 2013
Me to driver: "What are they?"Driver: "Karma Fish. Set free. Good Karma"Me: "Where do the fish come from?"Driver: "Catch from river."Me: "But... to catch is bad Karma? Yes?"Driver: Nod.Me: Confused look.Driver: Shrug. Grin.Sigh.
Posts and photos from our trip to Japan for another New Year at the Atsuta Shrine, will come, but today, big news: We've got about 10 weeks left in Thailand, slight possibility we might be home for my birthday!After feeling so much better after just a couple of days in Japan, barely needing any asthma … Continue reading Bangkok, you have defeated me.