It’s hard to believe that today is the first of March. I've enjoyed a very lazy Sunday taking time to relax and recharge ready for the week ahead. My day has been spent in a very leisurely fashion enjoying the sunshine and burying myself in a Jeffrey Archer novel. The months are whizzing past and … Continue reading March(ing) On
Ratatouille. Those unfamiliar with the word may struggle with pronunciation and wonder what on earth it means. Several may think of the Disney movie where the main character is a rat. It would be logical to surmise that the word somehow has something to do with rats. Definitely not! I love ratatouille. I adore the … Continue reading Ratatouille
It's already Australia Day but, where I am, here in my little flat in Ecija, Spain, rugged up in 4 layers of clothing with the heaters on, it's not yet the 26th. I am however reflecting on my journey to becoming Australian. I wasn’t born in Australia, but then again, neither were so many others … Continue reading HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY
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
Today is my last day in Spain for 2014 and I’m just a little bit excited about heading home for Christmas. My little suitcase has nothing in it except for my swimsuit and presents as all my summer clothes are waiting for me in Darwin. Last weekend I had the pleasure of catching up with … Continue reading Homeward Countdown!
I know in Australia we have the food banks, wishing trees and so many other things for those who are less fortunate, but here things are a little different. It’s the little community events that are supporting those within their own areas. On Saturday I went to the supermarket and there were volunteers there doing … Continue reading Locals supporting locals
Taking a quick look back over my 2013 Action Plan I'm pleased to say I've managed to tick off the vast majority of items that were written down at the beginning of 2013. The Camino and Vogalonga were both on the Action Plan - beautiful memories that will live forever. My visit to Spain also … Continue reading A QUICK GLANCE BACK AT 2013
This latest blog has been prompted by an article I just read on LinkedIn titled Food on our plate: friend or foe. As a Western developed society we seem to have lost a great deal of the simple stuff that was about in our grandparents days that contributed to us doing more exercise as a … Continue reading What we’ve lost since Grandma’s days