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A New Bird: Spotted Pardalote

It’s 1:30 am and Gran is talking in her sleep. “Don’t do that Jenny!” she hisses sternly. Soon enough she shifts pitch and her voice is sounding anxious and moving from muffled mumbling to clear and raised and alarmed. I’ve … Continue reading

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A Shortlist of Trees

Further to the Plant List I have made a list of those species that do really well in our climate. No surprises to find that they largely favour a Mediterranean climate. Olives, Cumquats, Loquats, Macadamia, Chestnuts, Avocadoes, Apples, Tamarillo, Apples, … Continue reading

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The Destruction of Home Making

I have been progressively working on building up the garden. We have been here just over two years and the local wildlife have come to evolve with the changes in the garden. The King skinks are well fed and undisturbed … Continue reading

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The Feast of the First Morning of the First Day

This post is a reflection on our recent trip to Vietnam. Our first trip to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) was in 2007 during a world trip. The city seemed bigger now, but by how much I cannot really say. … Continue reading

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The Seawall

Most mornings during early November while I made quick visits to the garden to water before the heat hit, I heard the rumbling of large boulders being dumped onto our local beach. They are building a seawall. Just before Christmas … Continue reading

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