Climb to the top of a hill with a friend, giggle until you burst, watch the sun set and a full moon rise, sleep under the stars, live out of an esky, savour the bitter taste of instant coffee boiled on a billy in the mornings, let the wallabies join you, watch the sun rise, go somewhere there’s no reception, sit by a campfire. Simplify life for a bit. Take a break.
Last night, through the marvel that is the overland telegraph, I had a chat with the kid. I told him I thought I might have a pet cow. “I feel like whether a person has a pet cow or not is a thing they would know for sure one way or the other,”” he replies. […]
Last night a thunder storm rolled in to the valley. Huge rumbling waves of sound, driving rain and lightening cracking all around. Rain on a tin roof has been a favourite sound for as long as I can remember. My favourite childhood home had a tin roof and I remember well being delighted by the […]
In keeping with the spirit of this place a friend has loaned me a record player. My brother-in-law hand delivered some of my sister’s old records. The actual original vinyl we listened to as kids. Creases and marks on the covers that I remember well. There is a significant amount of Bowie getting spun and […]
I have a pair of swallows building a nest in the eaves outside my window. I’ve been watching them work for days. They are delicate and diligent little things. It occurs to me as I watch them that in Sydney birds in eaves are considered an annoyance and nests removed. Cynthia, the owner of my […]
I am obsessed with the plantation of poplar trees across the road from my little cottage in the wild. I am already sad that I won’t be here in autumn. At sunset there is a moment when the light only touches a strip at the top. Nature’s very own Jackson Pollock. Yesterday I glanced out […]