Abducted By Aliens – Well Not Quite


Hi folks – I’m back and in one piece [last time I checked anyway] despite feeling that I’ve been caught up in some ever expanding work vortex. Honestly it feels as if I haven’t put two feet on Terra Firma for nearly a fortnight if not longer but gotta say it’s been one hell of…

What Is In A Name


One of the human races greatest gifts is language and we use it as a way to understand and recognise the world around us and our place in it.  In most cases this is a reassuring process, how children grow to understand what they see as they learn to speak.  However there is a danger…

This is Why I Don’t Camp


People love to expound on the beauties of nature and wonder of living close to the land.  Well I have to admit ardent environmentalist that I am I am also the biggest anti-camper you may ever meet.  I would preach in churches, by the roadside (as long as it wasn’t too close to the bush),…

Childhood Memories of Home


  It’s overcast so often and cold but when it’s warm there is the fish pond in the back yard.  I would sit and watch the different fish swirl and flash. My poor mother was always terrified that I’d fall in. I was only 2yrs old but I remember the pond and the sun and…

Musical Memories – Boys of Summer


The year was 1983 and I had just turned thirteen.  My family owned a holiday apartment at the Sunshine Coast on the waterfront and we spent at least a few weeks every there every Summer.  I will always remember the sun on the water, swimming out to the sandbanks and lying on the beach just…

The Fight Is On


      It’s on ladies and gentlemen we’re taking the fight for the reef to court .  The fight to prevent the dredging and dumping of waste into the Great Barrier Reef has gone legal. Overwhelming support both vocal and financial has meant that we can challenge the government over its decision.  Already Lend Lease one…

Object to the Object


Why is it that men always seem to have some deep and abiding affection for a piece of furniture or art that’s only function in life should be to appear in the ‘Worst Decorating Mistakes of All Time’. It is not enough to carry this piece from home to home it must take a place…