Melbourne

A week in Melbourne was the fifth leg of our 2020 COVID19-shortened trip to Australia and Asia. I think Melbourne was actually our favourite city in Oz. To be honest, four days in Canberra was…

Canberra

Probably the only place from our trip to Australia I wouldn’t want to visit again, Canberra does have some nice cultural stuff and good beer. This was leg four of our trip, four nights in…

Brisbane, Bundaberg & Noosa

Our second week in Australia was spent in Brisbane, Bundaberg and Noosa. A real study in contrasts, this leg of the trip saw a river city, sub-tropical beaches, turtles, Great Barrier Reef and snorkelling. Flying…

Blue Mountains & Newcastle

A week in the Sydney area was our first stop for a month in Australia. This is the two-day road trip we took to end that week. After five nights in Sydney, we decided we’d…

Sydney

Pre-COVID, 2020 was to be a year of long overdue travel. A week in the Sydney area was our first stop for a planned month in Australia and nearly as long in southeast Asia. Travel…

Wandering

When you come to a fork in the road, take it. — Yogi Berra A little under a year ago we undertook a pretty sizeable life change. Around Christmas I was offered a job with…

When Human Vanity Endangers Dogs

Cropping ears and docking tails is not only unnecessary for a dog’s health, but may even put them in danger. This Cane Corso appeared in my Instagram feed a few weeks ago because I follow…

A Personal Philosophy

Philosophy: the beliefs you have about how you should behave in particular situations in life. I’ve tried to live with a few simple guidelines for some time now. I’m not really one for manifestos or…

Entitlement

The belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment. The news is full of stories about American exceptionalism, international bullying and racist immigration policies. Daily, we see able-bodied people using handicapped parking…