This blog tells of a trip to France that linked three generations of my family to a tiny village in the Somme. Written for the Travelling Solo section of diywoman.net, the purpose of the post is twofold: to provide advice and encouragement for single women who want to travel, and as a loving tribute to my father and his father. … Continue reading Travels in France with my father’s father
I have never thought much about ice cream. It was always there in the freezer - chocolate, vanilla and strawberry nestled side by side. The chocolate always disappeared first in my family, possibly helped along by the sneaky spoonful or two eaten when I had the house to myself. I still don’t really know whether … Continue reading The ice cream maker
Your cosmic street address
The conversation that hurts. He sits uncomfortably when I ask about the trip. He is looking at the floor; his voice breaks on every word. “Were you scared from the waves and the open ocean?” I ask. “No.” he answers. “Were others scared?” He takes a deep breath “Yeah most of them, some even peed … Continue reading Life on the other side
There is something magical about West Cork in Ireland’s southernmost county.
Fewer than 2000 people live in Clunes in western Victoria. Though you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise during the first weekend of May when nearly 20,000 people descend on the tiny town for the Clunes Booktown Festival.
Intrigued by the possibility of life on other planets? Cut through the pile of UFO and Martian mania on the internet and get a dose of serious research… Every year there are thousands of UFO sightings around the world, including a large number in Australia. It’s impossible to pin down exact numbers because … Continue reading UFOs and the Search for Extra-terrestrial Life
Excerpt from Aphelion - Ace of the Universe They lined them up like metal poles in the dirt. Holes already dug for their bodies - the ones who wouldn’t survive the turning. They called them soldiers, cut from the same skin, built from the same bone, and injected with the blood of those that … Continue reading Aphelion – DNA
A short history of popular Melbourne improv team: Tomp Canks!