An Australian shearing shed

An Australian shearing shed

Yesterday morning I rose with the sun (hallelujah it finally came out), grabbed a coffee and zipped up to the Adelaide hills to spend some shearing time with these magnificently woolly and extremely well insulated Merino sheep. And as unglamorous as this may sound, I really am quite the pig in mud in an Aussie… READ MORE

Sir Hans Heysen – The Master painter of Australian landscapes

Sir Hans Heysen – The Master painter of Australian landscapes

    “I feel that an artist must receive his so called inspiration from  a direct emotional reaction to something seen in nature. It must come through the eye to the mind, just as the art of music comes through the ear to the mind and is then transformed into a personal creation.  I doubt… READ MORE

What it is to be happy

What it is to be happy

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” ― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar                       Happiness was crawling around in the dirt covered in pine needles, capturing funghi. No man… READ MORE

Spirited and edgy Marseille, France

Spirited and edgy Marseille, France

Marseille has been described as ‘the grit in the Cote d’Azur oyster’ and even though I have never thought of Marseille as being part of the Cote d’Azur or French Riviera I love the analogy, and its also exactly how I love a city; raw, spirited, edgy and old, 2600 years old! Making it the oldest city in France. READ MORE

A south of France Christmas

A south of France Christmas

There is something magical about Christmas in Europe; something to do with the weather, the lights that spring to life late in the afternoon, woolly jumpers and snuggly coats, hot chocolates and open fires… and I am so happy and grateful to be able to enjoy it here in the south of France this year. READ MORE

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