As the sun starts to set on Saturday afternoons, it is time for Happy Hour, a tradition my husband and I try to uphold. We stop, sit quietly and savor a beer and a glass of wine while we reflect on the past week. Sometimes Continue reading “Strip Shopping”
Returning home on Saturday from my early morning exercise, I was disappointed when I realised that the internet connection had outed because Continue reading “Happy Birthday”
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”
Wake up. Time to get up. It is the middle of the night and I’m sleeping. Wake up. Why? The light in my bedroom has been turned on and I hear my mother’s voice calling me. Drifting, trying so hard to wake up, I am confused, then suddenly I remember – Continue reading “My Christmas Window”
Early Spring is my favourite time of the year as it symbolises change, new growth, sunshine, freshness and awakening.
We were married on the first day of Spring; my niece Kasey, my husband Greg and brother Mick were born in September; my marriage and family are the pivotal point of my life. I recall a Friday evening in the spring Continue reading “Season of Change”
The entrance to our condominium complex is shaped by an archway of frangipani trees which are thick and lush and provide shade and cooling from the Thailand heat. Each time I arrive at the entrance I feel the frangipani trees are Continue reading “Frangipani”