Merry Christmas

Unusually we are at home for Christmas instead of traveling somewhere else in the world to visit our widespread extended family. There is no Christmas tree – I doubt a real one would last long in the summer heat and I didn’t want to buy a plastic one....

One year after leaving

It’s been a year since we left London. Few months of travel and visiting family; six months of adjusting to being back in Melbourne and enjoying catching up with the old friends; another period of adjustment as we moved to Bendigo four months ago. Around our second...

to Bendigo

Last weekend my family and I went to Bendigo for four days. It wasn’t just a sightseeing trip, my husband got a job there and we wanted to explore the area before moving there in few weeks time. I never been to Bendigo previously, though I’ve visited the...

Playing a guitar

My daughter and I are doing a free online “Introduction to guitar” course via Coursera. Like many things in life playing the guitar is harder than it looks. My daughter already did one term of group guitar lessons at school, so for a change has a higher...

Greetings from the other side

Paternoster, Western Cape, South Africa Hello from the sunny South Africa. We’ve been in Cape Town for two weeks now. The last month in London was consumed by seemingly endless, relentless list of tasks. To keep some sanity we had to cut down on the amount of the...

Out of the mouth of babes

I was pondering about what type of artist I would like to be and what type of painting I should concentrate on for now and to avoid sinking deeper and deeper into the confusion decided to get a second opinion. The only other artistically inclined person around was my...