White Night Melbourne

After missing out on White Night last year, we were keen to make it this time. White Night is the one night in the year when almost the whole city of Melbourne is closed to pedestrian traffic only and various artists use landmark buildings around town as their backdrop for their light projections. I don’t…

The making of a lemon tree . . . again

Spring has arrived! And with it my lofty ambitions of planting and growing my very own lemons . . .are once again rekindled! Aidan of course reminds me of my last effort which ended in tears. (See Part 1) But now older and presumably wiser, this time round I won’t make the same mistakes. Mistakes…

RIP Cecil

Someone put up this fun string art of a lion a few weeks ago on a fence by a road I use often on the way to work. In fact, I have seen it in a few other places. However, when the cardboard sign “RIP CECIL” was added next to it recently, it completely changed…

Blogging 101 : Why Iceland

I have been asked often “Why Iceland?” and so for this assignment to write for an audience, I have put together my first ever list as to why we went to Iceland and fell in love with it. Because its capital Reykjavik looks like colourful candy in a lolly shop. And it’s most popular restaurant…

Blogging 101: Introductions!

Who I am and Why I’m Here By any stretch of the imagination, last year was a tough one for me. I felt almost overwhelmed and truth be told, quite downtrodden. So, instead of retreating into my shell which I often do, I decided to venture out instead. To get out of my comfort zone.…

I haven’t been everywhere

  “I haven’t been everywhere but it is on my list.” – Susan Sontag Yesterday, I re-read this quote on a blog. It’s been a while since I read it. I don’t remember what I thought when I first came across this quote. It could have been yes, I want to go everywhere. Or it…

It is in our hands

Yesterday, I read the story of Eddie Jaku, a ninety-four year-old Holocaust survivor who spends his time nowadays sharing his story with visitors at the Sydney Jewish Museum. Twice he was sent to Auschwitz. The first time he escaped (undoing the floor boards of the train carriage) but he was not so lucky the second…

Frankston Sand Sculptures

With summer in full swing, we made our way down to the Frankston Waterfront to see the sand sculpting exhibition on display. Having always wanted to go to one but never been before, this was as good an opportunity as any. And we were pleased we did. In our days on the beach, we have…

Fireworks

One thing I can’t get enough of at this time of the year (as opposed to food which we all get too much of) are fireworks! We love fireworks. The whoosh and high pitch whistle followed by the loud boom that you can hear for miles around. Then the dazzling displays in rainbow colours that…

Getting New Bar Stools

Our chairs are finally here! Or bar stools as Sze Wey will correct me. Meant for the high counter top we have in our kitchen, I could have called them “high chairs”. But then the image of toddlers catapulting pumpkin mush around will be the wrong picture to paint. So, what’s with these new ones?…