“The purpose of a pilgrimage is about setting aside a long period of time in which the only focus is to be the matters of the soul. Many believe a pilgrimage is about going away but it isn’t; it is … Continue reading →
“I believe each of us is a pilgrim in our own way; we are all lost souls, trying to find our way home.” Set Adam Smith, Rip van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern I’ve been very lucky that three of … Continue reading →
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I am reminded of a poem about observations, of the images and emotions they evoke. “Is this what I am doing now? Watching the currents, passages of life around me. I am not looking for books to explain more with … Continue reading →
A traveller without observation is a bird without wings (Moslih Eddin Saadi). One of the best things about travelling is observing other people in the place. They too may be travellers, or residents – and each goes about their business. … Continue reading →
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs’ (Joseph Addison) I am growing Australian native shrubs which will bring birds into the garden, and other wildlife. … Continue reading →
‘The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul’ (Alfred Austin). Looks like a great salad plate coming up in … Continue reading →
‘I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow’ (David Hobson). … Continue reading →
This time last year I was in Jerusalem, celebrating a new year. My celebrations this year were at the Sunshine Coast – Noosa Beach with my friend Jennifer. Let’s hope that this year brings peace to those enduring war, and … Continue reading →
We are approaching Christmas, the time of ‘peace on earth and goodwill to all’. Yesterday, we witnessed the rupturing of peace in Paris – senseless, brutal murder of innocent people enjoying their ordinary lives in restaurants, theatres and sporting matches … Continue reading →
Today, August 1, our cruise ended with our return to Rotterdam. The sea was very rough again as we left Kristiaansand, and again, many people were sea sick, but again, we proved our sea legs and stayed well! Perhaps champagne … Continue reading →
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