I Love a Sunburnt Country.

Bunya Mountains. For the second B there were many places to choose from; Bundaberg, world famous for its Bundy Rum or Bundaberg Ginger Beer, or Bagara, the beautiful seaside location just down the road from Bundaberg, or the historic cities of Ballarat and Bendigo on the Victorian golfdields or Bright at the foot of the …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

B is for Brisbane. I enjoy watching Harrow on the ABC. Harrow, played by Ioan Gruffudd, is a forensic medical examiner at the QIFM the Queensland Institute of Forensic Medicine. Harrow is cool, incredibly smart, he flies close to the edge, has enormous empathy for his dead clients and their living relatives and is always …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

Because there is only 26 letters in the alphabet and because Australia is a vast country each letter will include two locations starting with that letter. The second A is Armidale on the New England Tableland in New South Wales. Armidale makes the cut because it is the home of The University of New England- …

Enneagram Energies.

Let me make it clear that the enneagram is not Holy Scripture, neither is it Holy Spirit inspired. It is a tool, often used in pastoral groups and workshops to help people understand themselves, to be honest and transparent about themselves to themselves, to address the ways we hide from ourselves, to help us understand …

I Love A Sunburnt Country.

Just by coincidence, we begin our A-Z trip across Australia on the day our Federal Government has announced the good news of half price airline tickets to 13 places across our beautiful land. This is a stimulus to rebuild our tourism industry which has been highly impacted by Covid. So to begin: A. Adelaide is …

Enneagram Energies.

I first heard of the Enneagram during a Face Time chat with my middle daughter. At that time she was 2IC at a private game lodge in the South African bush. The company for whom she worked had enlisted an Enneagram Coach to deliver staff professional development. She said that it was confronting but she …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

I was walking down the Katoomba street on a drizzly evening holding hands with my little granddaughter, who in a few days would turn three. Out of the blue she said, I love Australia. I love the kangaroos and the koalas and the kookaburras. And I love you soooooo much, Grandma! This gorgeous little one …

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

Tomorrow’s Hope Last week our eldest grandchild entered the teenage years. As a retired secondary teacher, I just love to see the transformation young people undergo; entering high school as 12 or 13 year olds and exiting as young men and women. It is a privilege to walk these years beside them, to facilitate and …