Keeping on the Moroccan Theme

I thought I would keep my Moroccan theme going since this weeks photo challenge fits nicely with it. To this end, we found the handiwork of some of the craftsmen quite amazing. Lots of things are still handmade. But when you see the ornate detail that is evident in Morocco, it is easy to understand…

The Kasbah

Travel itself is quite a treat for me but every once in a while, we get some thing extra special and then it is a real treat. To this end is the magical Kasbah Tamadot located in the high Atlas mountains of Morocco. It is like an oasis in the desert. Owned by Sir Richard…

Simpson’s Gap

One of the famous sights along the West MacDonnell Ranges is Simpsons Gap. This is probably the closest place to get to from Alice Springs being only half an hours drive away. Water flows through a small gap in the ranges here creating a permanent waterhole for many birds and wildlife. It is also an…

Ghost Gums

Another feature of the Australian outback are the Ghost Gums made famous by Aboroginal artist Albert Namatjira. You won’t miss these trees when you travel here. Reason being their trunks are stark white! And hence the name “ghost gum”. Apparently the powdery substance that cover the barks of these trees acts as a sunscreen in…

Standley’s Chasm at The Alice

Almost smack bang in the middle of the Australian continent lies the remote town of Alice Springs. Known affectionately also as “The Alice“, it is situated some 1,500 kms away from the nearest major city. That’s a long way by any measure  but it you are touring the Red Centre of Australia, you will no…

Toy Mouse House

A friend of ours made this toy mouse house for her niece. I don’t know how long it took her but it is simply gorgeous.(just look at those tiny teacups and sandwiches!)  It looks like the ‘comfiest’ house ever. I just wished I had taken better photos! I can’t think of anything else that would…

Joey says hello

Thank you to everyone for your comments on this blog as well as Facebook after my last post on Joey. It is encouraging to know that I am not the only one that struggles with not having a green thumb. Nevertheless, I may have just turned the corner because just look at Joey now! From…

Remembered always

There is graffiti, there is street art and then there are tributes like this. A beautiful piece done by Pia Brightman’s partner (Lenny Gould & a friend) back in March 2013. She used to live just around the corner here. And the piece was done in the weekend immediately after her death. I find it…

Boerewors

On the weekend, at a friend’s birthday party for their daughter, we ended up manning the BBQ by virtue of the fact that we were just standing next to it. This can happen a lot especially if you show even the slightest interest. Because the next thing you know, you have the apron on and…

Joey (my lemon tree) has new leaves!

It is with great satisfaction that I discovered on the weekend that Joey (my lemon tree) has sprouted some tiny little leaves! You must be wondering what the excitement is all about. Well, previously, I did not even get this far. Believe it or not, Joey’s predecessor stayed exactly the same for almost 6 months…