Lovely Lavender Lampshade Hats for Limbo-ing with Lively Ladies             I just completed  another pic  for the  children’s book I currently have in development Actually I got some very interesting input into the creation of this picture  .I was housesitting for Matt  looking after his elderly black puss cat ‘Mietta’  up in Maleny  .Matt hails from Trinidad and is actually a very accomplished Tin Pan drum player . In Matt’s humble rustic little cottage set on gorgeous lush rural acreage I got to hear the Tin Pan Drums played by a pro . The sound of Tinpan… Read More »

                                                                        LOTUS  WELLBEING…. Alive and Well !!   I’m so proud of Jenny and all the folks down at the LOTUS WELL BEING  pop up centre Every week on a Monday  down at the  Cooroy  CWA Hall  ,a group of dedicated  natural healers and holistic health practitioners set up shop to offer  a group meditation and a pop up clinic in which they offer the community … Read More »

  Soapies finally  with something worthwhile to say       I can’t exactly say that I am a die hard fan of ‘The Bold and The Beautiful’  but if I happen to be home  watching TV and it comes on I sometimes get sucked into watching it . If you’re not careful after very few episodes you can feel those insidious tentacles reaching out to enviegle you into lets face it some ludicrously pompous people’s stagey and self important dramas .Oh the mind numbing preoccupation with the minutiae of what ‘he said’ or ‘she said’ and ‘how they said it’ … Read More »

 A Womans Worth   I once subscribed to  ‘Daily OM’ s  eating  properly  to rally for recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  online course .  I find it hard to really stick with online courses but am sure I osmosed a few good ideas and healthy eating tips  and as a result of  being enrolled in the course provider ‘ Daily OM’  often sends through  words of inspiration and updates about other courses they are running  all at very affordable prices  and I think once you have purchased the course  you can keep going back to it and  go through it at… Read More »

Fishy Tails   I had the most amazing experience  whilst out  in the Noosa National Park recently  both fishy related  .I had  taken a walk along the  stunning and beautiful coastal  trail  from  Hastings street Noosa to Dolphin Point  and was really  pleased to see a pod o f dolphins swimming and playing right at Dolphin Point . I did sadly witness  an act of utter stupidity by a couple of boaters .The dolphins actually came in  very close to shore and a paddle boarder was  clearly keen to get up  close to them and gently and silently and respectfully paddled… Read More »

Not so silly love songs   Lately a few of the old favourite love songs have been popping up out of the blue unexpectedly .Take for example I was down at Maroochydore Plaza not long ago  It was school holidays and pretty full on with all the school kids milling around and I was standing there in a daze  feeling a bit overwhelmed in the food court  waiting for my Hungry Jacks order when suddenly the song                “Baby Its You “ explodes in my mind I havent actually heard that song on the… Read More »

  Celebrating the end of  World War 2 Photo courtesy of  www.iwm.org.uk   Doreen’s Poem  My mother Doreen Coveney is a dark horse.I always found her emails quite articulately expressed  but recently with the death of the late Queen Elizabeth I was inspired to know what mum made of it all  and wrote and asked her to share her recollections with me . As kids the Queen was always part of the  wallpaper of our lives . We were  working class and by no means royalists  but somehow her Maj  was a constant fixture  for us kids even if only… Read More »

Greetings from Yeppoon Wow  life seems even more surreal than normal  if thats possible with all the  strange  chaos and turbulance  going on in the world at present Here I am on the beautiful Capricorn Coast high upon a hill  in Yeppoon with stunning views  out to the Keppel Islands . The weather has been idyllic  although its a hot one today and the dogs and I are inside and grateful for the airconditioning The  dogs in my care are the lovely Lexi  a part Husky  I have devoted a whole story to  upcoming in my story  tab and two … Read More »

THE SERPENT AND THE  APPLE There is an interesting and powerful symbology to  the concept of the  Serpent and the Apple            in the traditional  bible story  of Adam and Eve  ……The  apple represents worldy  knowledge  and sex and   the veil of innocence falling forever  away  .In the story of Adam and Eve   the serpent tempts   Eve with the Apple  and   she and Adam  discover the forbidden fruits of lust and passion  and the joys of sexual  hanky panky   and as a result they are banished forever   from the Garden of Eden It seems like a lot of patriarchal  bullshit actually… Read More »