Italy is calling

Well, I have done it again.  Booked tickets without really thinking about it.  I started off reminiscing about Fiji, as it was the last time I had a genuine holiday and the kids loved it and amused themselves for hours in the pool that had the bar with endless soft drinks. The idea of lying…

Old-fashioned joys

Many moons ago I travelled to Japan.  I was super-young being only 20 years old and one of my fondest memories was that of meeting Julie-chan, someone who would become a life-long friend.  I got off the plane in Narita airport, was promptly overwhelmed and spotted the first Australian I could find and bummed a…

My job is done

Books and reading have always played a vital role in my life. In fact, my whole family has been blessed by this obsession. I have always said that aside from life, it is perhaps one of the greatest gifts that my father gave us all. My brother John is a wordsmith. He can put words…