Markets in autumnal weather

MARKETS COME AND GO, JUST LIKE FASHION AND GREY CLOUDS Markets full of colourful clothing and accessories might not be everyone’s idea of a social event to attend, but dedicated fashionistas in Canberra and beyond religiously attend to be seen with the good textile curators and great designers of the period. To shine with others …

Saying it with bleuets: silk floral postcards

BLEUETS OR A POSY OF BLUE FLOWERS MIGHT LAST FOR ONE WEEK BUT THE FLOWERS BECOME SPENT AND DIE. However, a silk postcard of these blue flowers might last almost a lifetime – as many soldiers in the First World War valiantly hoped.  They wrote cards and letters to let their loved ones know that they …

Beersheba battle for water access.

BEERSHEBA AND WATER ACCESS ARE TWO ISSUES CURRENT IN THE AUSTRALIAN PSYCHE FOR GOOD REASON. Beersheba is a strategic, geographic strong-hold in the Middle East. It is located in the Sinai desert and associated with water and the provision of essential services. Beersheba was a historical campaign in the First World War which is a …

Pedestrians texting: ignore them at your peril.

PEDESTRIANS TEXTING IS A NEW TRAFFIC HAZARD WHICH DRIVERS AND CYCLISTS INCREASINGLY NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR. Pedestrians texting look ridiculous with their heads bent down focused on their screens. They cannot see you if you are driving, cycling or walking near them so take care when they are around. In recent months, I have written …