Creativity: it’s all around us

“Why is it important to be creative?” This is the question posed by my local writing group as a blog post topic. I’ve thought about creativity for most of my life. I am the third of six children and early on I realised that my siblings could do thing I couldn’t, like draw,  dance, make…

Flashback to: Ten Weeks in Italy 2010

Flashback to: Ten Weeks in Italy 2010 In 2010, my older sister and I were fortunate to be able to spend five weeks together, studying, visiting relatives and travelling in Italy. Then my husband joined me for another five weeks in Italy with a few days in Singapore on the way back to Australia. I…

Learning to be a better blogger in Abruzzo

I have to admit that the idea of going to Abruzzo to learn more about the art and craft of blogging has struck some of my friends and colleagues as an odd thing.  To be honest, most of them have never heard of Abruzzo. Unless, of course it’s just the humorous mention of  it by…

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…

Off to India soon

To regular readers of my irregular posts, I’ll be blogging to a travel site that I set up for a trip to India for the next 4 weeks.  We will also be in Malaysia for a few days at the end of our time in India.  So sign up for updates on the Ah, India!…

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

The pleasures of home

Today is my last day off before going back to work. I have been off since the 3rd of September, with most of my time off spent in Italy. Travelling is great, there is no doubt about that in my mind. Here’s a favourite quote of mine: Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness,…