Saturday, January 25th, 2014

A Gardener’s Legacy

There’s a house on Garfield Avenue that I sometimes pass with Indy when we do our daily walks together. If we’re lucky, the dog who lives there would run to …

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree
by: Shel Silverstein
Once there was a tree … and she loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come and he would gather her leaves
and make them into …

Monday, April 5th, 2010

The end of the long weekend

After a relaxing Easter long weekend, it’s really hard to think that I will need to get into the routine again on Monday. Even though my life as a student …

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Mystery solved

When I bought my house five years ago, the previous owner had already planted some trees in the frontyard, backyard as well as in the western side of the house. …

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Happy Oi-oi-oi!

It’s Australia Day today and I can hear the faint explosions of the fireworks outside. There was a free outdoor concert in the city but it was just too hot …

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Back to reality
The wintery view of Reine in the Lofoten Islands, Norway is the vista shown for January on my new calendar that adorns my studyroom wall. It seems to match the …

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Summer says hello

After the cool and beautiful Spring days that Adelaide experienced in the last two months, Summer pokes her head and says hello today. The maximum was around 33.7C at 3.21pm …

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Yaaaawn! Good night world!

It’s a public holiday today in South Australia – Labour Day. Only those in ACT, SA and NSW have their day-off today, other states have different dates for their Labour …

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

The return of winter

It has been unusually cold here in Adelaide and it came as a shock after a succession of glorious Spring days. Strong wind brought cold air into the State and …

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

Can I say ‘AAARGH!’?

I’m dead tired at the moment after finishing work after 7pm. I know that it’s nothing compared to my previous record at Citibank – I remember I even stayed until …