A $2 buy at the Book Fair

What a little gem this was, 160 pages.  It is only a small book and it can be read in a couple of hours but it was delightful. Philosophical musings on what makes a happy and fulfilled life. “One of the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar travels to Greece…

Auslan or finger spelling

When I was last on a Zoom call with my brothers and sister we somehow mentioned the use of sign language.  I can’t remember what the context was, possibly when we were talking about the sign language being used in the daily press conferences on COVID, but I know I mentioned how as children we…

Why change?

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” (Socrates)   After a totally frustrating session on WordPress yesterday I came across this saying on one of the blogs I follow. It was so apt for the reason for my frustration. I had…

A Scottish term of endearment?

Teenie trauchle drawers. I am not sure if this is a term of endearment but I certainly thought of it as such.  My dad used to say Teenie trauchle drawers when I was a youngster.  I came across the saying Teenie from Troon yesterday and it made me think of the expression my dad had…

Do you know what this tree is?

When we were recently in Traralgon we went for a walk through Victory Park.  We noticed this beautiful tree in bloom and none of us knew what type of tree it was.  Can you help me out with a name? The blossom reminded me a little of wild clematis but this is a tree not…

Our National Library :Australian children’s literature, so many memories.

Our younger daughter and our son both live in Canberra and we will be there in February.   I would like to pay a visit to the National Library as they have a wonderful exhibition on at the moment called Storytime. “Story Time is curated thematically, exploring common themes in Australian children’s literature. Below are some…