Animals in my Garden

Hello to the Animals in my Garden I am sitting in my small secluded back garden, the air around me is redolent with the perfume of roses, the trees and shrubs sway in a light breeze. I am watching the tiny silvereye birds joyfully playing in a terracotta bird-bath...
Life in Couplets

Life in Couplets

I was born on Christmas Eve A time of joy, not to grieve. World War II had not begun I played and danced in rain and sun. We went to the ‘flicks for a sixpenny bit Roy Rogers and Trigger were definitely ‘it.’ School was a drag, a place to endure But...
The little wallaby

The little wallaby

It’s great living in this quiet little cul-de-sac on the eastern shore of Hobart, overlooking the Derwent River. The only thing is, I can’t have a pet here, as my villa is one of six and rules are rules. Anyway, I like to travel a bit, but lately, things...
Seventy-Five Knots, South

Seventy-Five Knots, South

One of the most frightening things I have ever done was to sail on our family yacht Explorer in a 75-knot storm from the southern end of Bruny Island to Oyster Cove at the Northern end of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel which separates Bruny Island from the mainland...
The Bus trip from Hell

The Bus trip from Hell

Fethiye is a beautiful Turkish seaside town with a majestic mountain backdrop and lots of little cruise boats, so pretty at the busy waterfront. Having done several of these very cheap and excellent trips on the blue, blue Mediterranean, it was time to move on. We,...