Lingering Longer

One of the joys of having no advanced booking is that you can linger longer and enjoy living like a local with new friends.

The Enormous Crocodile

https://youtu.be/fCJetYe4ZxQ Roald Dahl really is much more than mere talent! The language in this well told story is an utter delight: enough to bring a smile to my face today! The next time I feel the need to use some expletives I must make use of phrases such as 'you horrid hoggish croc'! The Crocodile "No … Continue reading The Enormous Crocodile

Rally Your Personal Spirits

Over 52 weeks I will be learning all about how to live and work creatively. My teachers are Aussie birds and animals. It is week three and the creative force has produced the Musk Lorikeet to build on the lessons that Australian birds, animals and habitat are initiating. In Signs of Love from Heaven Above, … Continue reading Rally Your Personal Spirits

Local Cemetery Exploration

This Sutton Grange Cemetery enjoys scenic views across to Mount Alexander and the green stone quarry of special significance to the aboriginal people who first lived here. What used to be a thriving town during the prosperous days of the early 19th century, Sutton Grange has now been reduced to a population of around 150 people, … Continue reading Local Cemetery Exploration

Headstone Story Boards

A storyboard helps you: Define the parameters of a story within available resources and time Organize and focus a story Figure out what medium to use for each part of the story Akari, my adventuring little Mazda 3, seemed determined to increase my knowledge of this region, a region I was drawn to when my … Continue reading Headstone Story Boards

Akari’s Mystery Tour

Definition: a mystery tour is a short journey that people make for pleasure without knowing where they are going Akari, my 2008 Mazda 3, specialises in magical mystery tours that feed the soul and the creative spirit. Akari knows all about duende, that raw, tempestuous creative energy that flamenco guitarists, gypsies and dancers are familiar with. Her … Continue reading Akari’s Mystery Tour

A Window to the Past

A graveyard can be a great place to explore local history and genealogy, or just take a peaceful late winter walk. So let’s grab our coats and cameras and head out to the nearest cemetery to learn about local history! How to Explore a Graveyard In a piece called Travel With a Purpose Angela Dollar … Continue reading A Window to the Past

The Gower School Ruins

I have no particular talent! I am only passionately curious Einstein In 1912 the Gowar township was gazetted, but little came of it. Gowar is a rural locality 7 km south-east of Maldon. It was known as Muckleford North until 1880, but one hundred years later Muckleford North has probably become the name more often … Continue reading The Gower School Ruins

Forest Creek Diggings

Forest Creek Historic Gold diggings is situated mid-way between Castlemaine and Chewton. This historic mining site is in the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, and there is to do free of charge. A 400-metre walk allows you to discover how miners won gold from Forest Creek. The walk commences at a small shed below which … Continue reading Forest Creek Diggings

A Nature Fix

Old tree Giant towering You Who saw the rise Of ancient suns, Chris Magadaza I would like to learn or remember how to live. I come to Troll Corner not so much to learn how to live as to learn from this giant yellow box, long separated from any kin. Friends estimate this old man's … Continue reading A Nature Fix

Memories of the Old Country

My car is white and glistening the frost is on the ground the only thing thats missing is the beautiful chirping sound, Irene Neville Frost bathing brings back genetic memories of the old country! There is nothing to compare with rolling joyfully and frolicking in the heavy frost.

Just Killing Time

A working dog is a canine working animal, i.e., a type of dog that is not merely a pet but learns and performs tasks to assist and/or entertain its human companions, or a breed of such origin. In Australia and New Zealand, a working dog is one which has been trained to work livestock, irrespective … Continue reading Just Killing Time

Crumbling Tennis Courts

"In my beginning is my end. In succession House rise and fall, crumble, are extended. Are removed, destroyed, restored, or in their place Is an open field, or a factory, or a by-pass. Old stone to new buildings, old timber to new fires, Old fires to ashes, and ashes to earth Which is already flesh, … Continue reading Crumbling Tennis Courts

A Golden Forest

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; John Keats To Autumn Mount Alexander Regional Park sits magnificently above the Harcourt valley. Called "Lanjanuc" by the Jaara Jaara people, this mountain was important as a sacred ceremonial ground. Rising 746 metres above sea level it was also used as a point … Continue reading A Golden Forest

Muckleford South Primary School

"One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is a vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of a child." Carl Jung What a find! Akari (the car with a mind … Continue reading Muckleford South Primary School