Mine is the larger suitcase, purple with orange trim which I chose because it is purple, bright and easy to recognise. His is slightly smaller, light brown with a lime green trim and both are decorated with colourful scarves, braided strips of coloured wool and several unusual luggage tags. The reason I mention the suitcases is because Continue reading “Small + less = more”
We were young children, probably 6 or 7 years of age, in the same class at school in a small regional town with only a few vehicles on the road. I do not remember Continue reading “Decades apart”
Tiny little birds fluttering in the trees enthusiastically attempting to reach the impossible higher branches are contented to perch on a lower branch. The return of these birds announces the beginning of Continue reading “Colours of Harmony”
Where is she? She is always sitting here. Every day I walk past her on the street, and though she is busy, she smiles at me. Now I stand and stare at an empty space on the hot, cracked, concrete footpath and I am Continue reading “Chiang Mai Locals”
Last night, I was reminded again that Thai people are so respectful. It was the first time I had been to the cinema in Chiang Mai and before the movie started, the audience stood in silence, watching images Continue reading “Musical Memories”
My earliest memory of writing letters dates back to the 1960’s when I was about 10 years of age. A year before this when I was in year 4, a new pupil started at my school and soon Sally and I became friends. She lived on the street opposite mine, on the other side of the railway tracks and in those days, the tracks were not fenced so we would walk through the long grass and shrubs and across the tracks to visit Continue reading “From the heart”
Happy Chinese New Year.
It is a new moon in the new year – 2017 is the year of the Rooster.
Roosters are loyal creatures who are always looking, watching, protecting their family. They certainly have a lot to talk about and are punctual and dependable, especially as an alarm clock at dawn. Continue reading “Chinese New Year”