Are you thinking: gee Michelle’s a bit behind the ball on this one – Thanksgiving has been and gone! Indeed the date has passed; and I hope all my American friends and connections received my good wishes post on Dragon Sisters Facebook page? In Australia and in many other cultures, we don’t have Thanksgiving Day … Continue reading Thanksgiving is Thanks to a Woman!
My recent weekend in Granada (1st weekend in May) was a poignant reminder of my Middle Eastern childhood. A lot of things here in Spain remind me of the days in the Middle East – gas stoves, flat roofs where washing gets hung out and kids play, cobbled streets, fresh fruit and vegetable stalls, sunflower … Continue reading Granada Part 1 – evoking memories of my childhood
I've dreamt of visiting Granada since I was a young girl reading novels set in the days of Muslim rulers, and then in the period of Isabella of Spain. My dream is finally coming true! Getting organised to make this trip has been no mean feat! Student timetables had to be rejiggled so I could … Continue reading Granada – here I come!
I’m currently sitting at home, in Darwin, outside by the pool but under the cover of the roof as the first day of 2015 has begun with a wonderful tropical rainstorm. The dogs, Janie and Mollie, are curled up close to me, one at my feet and the other on the outside couch. We are … Continue reading Reflections of 2014
Monday was a public holiday here in Spain and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Cordoba which lies in the heart of Andalusia on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Occupied by the Carthagians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors as well as Christians the city is steeped in fascinating history. Over the … Continue reading CORDOBA…..my first visit
A great start to my adventures with lovely Russian breakfast companions who turn out to be cellists with the Russian Symphony Orchestra on their way to Rimini for a concert tonight. We spent a lovely hour chatting about the best things to see in Bologna. These lovely young men told me that not only does … Continue reading Bologna – Stepping back in time
As we celebrate Anzac Day it brings me to reflect on the importance of our history. History is a huge influencer on how we react and live in the present day. Our forefathers may be long gone but it is thanks to their legacy that we enjoy the freedom that so many take for granted. … Continue reading REMEMBERING ……