I discovered this online

I missed when this wonderful reading started but I am slowly catching up.  The reading is up to Day 29.  I think most folks my age would have read The Ancient Mariner when they were at school.  I wish I had the opportunity to have access to the mix of art, poetry and scientific research…

A wide brown land. . . . .

A sculpture at the National Arboretum in Canberra, the nation’s capital.  You can see Black Mountain Tower in the background. Many Australians would at least be familiar with the second verse of Dorothea MacKellar’s poem, My Country.  In the video the poet recites the complete poem.  During this time of devastating bushfires and now flooding…

Tuesday Travels. . .Shetland Museum and Archives

I will start with this tongue twister and you will find the reason why as you read on. . . . The reason for the tongue twister was this display in the Shetland Museum and Archives. In my family I am known for my love of butter and when I saw this display in the…

Rabbie Burns Night is coming up. . .25th January

I wrote a post several years ago about Burns Night and thought that now was a good time to revisit that post. 25th January is the birthday of Robert Burns.  Some of you may be asking, “Who is he?’ He is probably the most well known of the Scottish poets.  There are links to many…

Two chronometers the captain had,

When I was a primary school teacher here in Australia part of the curriculum to be taught was poetry.  I tried to link the subjects I taught, and when teaching Australian history, the discovery of Australia and the role of Captain Cook I found a poem that linked to that very subject. The reason I…