A journal of unexpected and fortunate discoveries

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Do You Know a Spider from a Donkey?

Monday, November 19, 2018 12:26:00 PM Australia/Adelaide

I have my mother to thank that I do.  She also taught me about Greenhoods, Blue Fingers and a Waxlip.  No, not animals, clothing or body parts, but beautiful, fragile and petite Australian native orchids.  Mum also gave me a love of the bush and shared the magic of nature.

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Travel by myself? I couldn’t do that!

Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:26:00 PM Australia/Adelaide

Does solo travel fill you with dread?  Like public speaking, it can be a no-go zone for some people.  Remember that fear is a natural reaction to the unknown. It’s our inbuilt survival instinct that keeps us safe.  But fear also has a downside.  It can determine perception as reality, paralyse action, create anxiety and cause us to lose faith in our abilities - and our dreams.

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A Very Secret Love Affair

Thursday, November 8, 2018 12:26:20 PM Australia/Adelaide

I felt – embarrassed I guess is the right word, because despite my involvement in the arts and environment protection, I didn’t know of her. And in finding out more, I stumbled upon a secret Australian love story that spanned 25 years.

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