Why do magpies hate me?

Magpie enjoying his afternoon tea, rather than swooping me in spring time

Why oh why? Every year at about this time in Australia, Spring time, there are numerous stories in the media about the spate of magpies swooping on unsuspecting walkers, bike riders, runners - anyone they take exception to being in their territory as they protect their babies in the nest. They can do real damage …

That feeling of déjà vu

Siblings

It hit me as I walked down the steps and across the tarmac.... That feeling of déjà vu. I started remembering all the times I'd arrived at this same airport, in my eyes it hasn't changed much over the past 40 or so years. I can't even begin to add up the number of times …

Musings on a Monday from Murwillumbah

Mt Warning, Woolumbin, Tweed Valley

Welcome to my weekly Monday Musings coming to you today from Murwillumbah.  My Monday Musings post is where I mull over the week that was. Murwillumbah is the town where I was born and where my parents returned to live many years ago when they retired.  Dad grew up here and moved away as soon as he …

Every day is an adventure – 73/365

When every day life gets you down, have an adventure up a tree! I hope he's not scared of heights! We always seem too busy to notice the little everyday things but I think it's these things that help us to slow down and appreciate our lives more. I'm currently doing this by looking for …

Don’t count the days….

News just in on an amazing effort... Doctor Betty, the doctor who delivered me over 50 years ago in Murwillumbah, has only just retired from medical practice aged 90!! I'm sure I won't be still working in my profession at that age but I take my hat off to anyone who obviously loves their work …