Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

  Yoga is for all seasons As I sit down to write, as is often the case, I don’t know what I will write. I did know, though, that today I had to say something about the extreme weather conditions we’ve been experiencing in Australia. How long have we had...
Natural Erosion?

Natural Erosion?

  Our closest beach on Mitchells Island has lost about a half kilometre of its length in the last couple of years. That’s a big chunk. The area concerned is at the mouth of the Manning River, but the dunes all along in a southerly direction, including Old Bar...
How Did I Get Here?

How Did I Get Here?

  I had some time this morning – quite a lot of it, actually – to wander around Bondi Junction, my old stomping grounds. Here’s a photo of the entrance to the Australian School of Yoga on Oxford Street. I was mentally winding back the clock  to...
The Big Wet

The Big Wet

“If, from time to time, you give up expectation, you will be able to perceive what it is you are getting.” ― Idries Shah, Reflections Australia is a crazy place to reside climate-wise. We live between drought and flood, cyclone and dust storms, biting arctic winds in...
Cattleroo

Cattleroo

I may have just tipped the balance towards being a true country girl as I noticed this weekend on our trip to Sydney that I couldn’t get my heart into the city lifestyle at all. Well-distracted by seeing the musical, “Jersey Boys”, taking in a...

Home

“Home is where the heart is” is not a very good adage. Does it mean that you can’t leave home and still feel heartful? I do know that my heart feels fuller when I’m here in our own little 4 acres on Mitchells Island. So, I was ecstatic to get...
Bush Poetry

Bush Poetry

Peter from Dingo Creek Rainforest Nursery visited us today and read us poetry from the bush at the back of our block. What I mean is, he led a little expedition with Mike, Daniel and Heather into the 2.5 acres of our wetland, an area we usually stringently avoid....