March 6, 2019

When I left my guardian angel Trish in Braidwood on Tuesday afternoon, I was in a hurry. I'd intended to buy a takeaway dinner in Braidwood, and a bottle of wine, but I was out of time. 

The trip to the Mount Fairy Airbnb cottage would take an hour - about when Tim the...

March 4, 2019

Promising to speak soon, Trisha and I hugged goodbye on Tuesday morning after breakfast, and I left Bobundara for Braidwood on my next adventure. 

Before he arrived on Monaro, our hero was for some time at a property on the Shoalhaven River near Braidwood. I was aware t...

March 3, 2019


Bobundra breakfasts include freshly juiced grapefruit, orange, carrot, ginger, beetroot and turmeric. One glass of this delicious purple concoction on Sunday morning and I was ready to rope a bullock.

Fortunately I didn’t have to - we walked along the creek instead, to...

March 2, 2019

What a great few days!

How fabulous to have the chance to visit Monaro to see for the first time the vastness of that amazing treeless landscape, gently-coloured layers folded one upon another, ribbon roads winding over and through them. By the way, it's Monaro, not th...

February 21, 2019


 In the last post about Tassie, I said I'd have a surprise in a couple of weeks. Nous voici!

I didn't ever dream that I'd start writing a novel at my rather advanced age. 

Birds eye view of Hydra's jewel harbour on my last day there

But what an adventure it's been....

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"I never travel without my diary.  

One should always have something

sensational to read on the train."  

                                - OSCAR WILDE

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