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the sweet smell of birthday flowers

By | September 2nd, 2017|holidays, journal, parks and gardens|

I just got the most incredible bunch of flowers for my birthday. They smell so sweet, of Australian wattle. They also have tulips, orange roses and some magnolia. They have added a certain happiness to my day. I am feeling excited about being alive and in the world. It is nice to step out for [...]

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Tim Flannery – Sunlight and Seaweed

By | August 31st, 2017|interesting people, parks and gardens, technology, weather|

I am so happy. It was nice to get out and hear Tim Flannery talk about some of his optimism where climate change is concerned. He is an Australian scientist and he was talking about the fact that the battle has largely been won where use of fossil fuels is concerned in energy and transport. [...]

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dreaming of the perfect shot

By | June 15th, 2017|architecture, art, parks and gardens, photography|

The problem with planning Instagram is that I am looking for a particular shot. And nothing in my existing library will do. I am wondering if it will ruin the fun of Instagram, if I am going to get obsessed with planning the next shot. It will not be as instantaneous and fun as it [...]

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Melbourne on holiday – Melbourne as home

By | June 4th, 2017|art, bars and restaurants, holidays, parks and gardens, weather|

I am just remembering one of the first times I came to Melbourne on a holiday from the coast. It was so exciting. There is something about the way that a city resonates when it is unfamiliar and you are there on a holiday. Melbourne doesn't have the same 'buzz' as it did when I [...]

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in the moment – natural and wholesome native flowers

By | May 23rd, 2017|parks and gardens, photography|

Step one: choose an image that resonates with me right now. Unexpected, but real. Step two: turn on the heater and get my house all cosy for an autumn evening in Melbourne. Step three: let the content of the photograph flood every synapse with an earthy, wholesome texture. Step four: dream of getting out of [...]

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nicotine free – to the detriment of study

By | April 9th, 2017|interesting people, parks and gardens, weather|

Rainy day to get cosy and read. Except that I am now officially nicotine free! It is going to take a few days to equilibrate. It would be so nice to read more papers for my next assignment, but it is not going to happen. I am going to get out for a walk, and [...]

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Lion – the beautiful, courageous Saroo

By | March 18th, 2017|cinema, parks and gardens|

It is incomprehensible to think about a child of five or six getting lost in a big city in India. With no way of finding his mother or brother. It is the kind of thing that nightmares are made of. My heart was in my mouth. We live such privileged lives. It is only the [...]

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