Incorrigible Contact

This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Contact.

After a few days of no telecommunications and internet access, I’ve finally made it back to civilization.  However, I couldn’t have been happier in the internet wilds.  The main reasons were that I was camping with my love and that I got to see some of my favourite birds, the Apostlebirds (Struthidea cinerea). Read more

Book Review: Our Life Off the Grid – An Urban Couple Goes Feral (by J. David Cox)

offgridDavid Cox and Sally Davies escape the rat race of Vancouver and corporate careers for life on a remote island in British Columbia, Canada.  Think of it as a mid-life crisis or perhaps even an epiphany.  There isn’t much that Dave can’t learn from a book or the internet, or through trial and error.  So Dave and Sally set out to self-build a house on a steep and difficult site on the tip of a peninsula (ie. no road access).  Much of the book is devoted to the trials, tribulations and joys of remote living and the characters that form part of Dave and Sally’s remote community.  Sound boring?  It isn’t. Read more

Pool Party

This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt of Saturday, 21 July 2018 — Duck.

I’m very sad to say that for most of my children’s lives, we had neither the money, time or energy to go on holiday together.  Certainly, my husband and I rarely had holidays together as we took turns to take time off work to look after the children during the school holidays.  The lack of family holidays is one of my biggest regrets in life.  A few years ago, my husband and the boys went on a road trip around Victoria (Australia).  I stayed home (with flu), and sent my little ducklings off with their dad on a great adventure. Read more