An Italian Obsession

It started with a photo. My grandparent’s wedding photo. I always had a sense that we were different. My mother’s parents had a funny accent when they spoke English and they talked real loud. My friends couldn’t understand our grandfather. I was used to it and explained that my Pop-Pop was Italian and that he…

A recent quick trip to Sydney

A quick trip to Sydney is always a treat, but never long enough to catch up with everyone. When I went at the end of September I was fortunate enough to slip in a bit of Art! With iPhone in hand I roamed the streets of Sydney and hit the Art Gallery of New South…

A two month break

A two month break from posting is a long time for me. So what’s been going on in my life to cause this? Hmmm…perhaps it’s my current obsession with taking pictures on Instagram. Add that to my obsession with all things Italian, my study of la bella lingua, my day job at the documentation factory,…

A walk in the neighborhood

I ride a bike. The kind with pedals. I ride to work, to the Farmer’s Market, to yoga, to the local shops. Day after day, week after week, I ride a familiar circuit, noting the changes due to road works, house renovations, landscaping and businesses changing over. Today I decided to leave the bike at…

China Revisited has been updated

Due to the restriction of WordPress in China, I did not get a chance to update my site until my return to Australia. I have published pictures on flickr and used each city’s photo group on flickr to create a post on my China Revisited site. I hope you enjoy… China Revisited

An April afternoon at Cleland Wildlife Park

Visiting niece Emily had not seen a kangaroo or Koala yet after nearly 2 months in Australia and I hadn’t been to Cleland in over 15 years I reckon. Clearly we are slack hosts! So today Roo, Emily and me hopped in the car and headed for the Adelaide Hills. Cleland Wildlife Park It was…

March Madness, Adelaide Style

It’s almost over for me, the March madness. And it’s both a relief and a cause of sadness.  Relief because I need my beauty rest and sadness because the end of the festival season means the long summer evenings are soon to be gone. The Adelaide Fringe and Womadelaide are events I participate in each…

The return of Fu Fu the cat

We have a lovely, timid  neighbourhood cat whose name we do not know. We call him Fu Fu because of his panda-like appearance.  Think Wang Wang, Shi Shi or  Yang Yang.   Fu Fu comes to our garden to see our cats most days.  But for the last three or four weeks we had not…

View from South Road tram bridge

I volunteer after hours with the Adelaide Fringe helping build floats and props for the opening night parade. Riding my bike home over the tram bridge last evening I was treated to this great view.