An acapella African thunderstorm like no other

The Angel City Chorale based in Las Angeles performs an acapella rendition of Toto’s Africa that will make you cry, reminisce and sing at the same time.  As you listen you find yourself shedding a silent tear at the sheer beauty of the performance whilst swaying to and fro from the tranquil melody, and smiling…

Graveyard of a different kind at Homebush Bay, Sydney Olympic Park

On the banks of the Parramatta River at Homebush Bay, you’ll find yourself gaping in wonder as you gaze upon 1140 tonnes of a beautiful rusted steel-hulled steam collier,  a mere few meters from where you’re standing on the bank.  The SS Ayrfield, one of the four shipwrecks that currently reside permanently in a state…

Tattoo …. Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Tattoo….You?.” Had I acted upon this desire in my youth, my mother would have literally scalded me with words no young lady should be privy to (and thankfully I never confessed to being a lady), compliments of growing up with my father, to which I am eternally grateful…

Sydney Olympic Park – more than you imagined

This week in Sydney Revealed, Sydney Olympic Park. To most, Sydney Olympic Park, located 16km’s from the Sydney CBD is associated with the 2000 Summer Olympics.  But in truth, this facility has gone from industrial wasteland, brickworks and abattoir to international sporting fixtures, waterfront residential living, bird sanctuaries, commercial development, bike and walking trails and a…

Hidden Gem in Sydney’s Lane Way – Suspended Birdcages

This week in Sydney Revealed, we visit a hidden gem tucked away in a lane way. In the heart of the Sydney CBD, just off George Street, you step into a laneway called Angel Place, paved with square stone-like brickwork, amidst a concrete jungle of cold cement in various forms.  You’re engulfed by two tall…

Always Something There to Remind Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.” “A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place.  Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why?” Having one’s iPhone on shuffle, getting through 4,500 songs, every so often Cheryl Crow will eventually serenade…

The Art of Letting Someone Down Easy

Post divorce followed by another long term relationship, now both in the proverbial bin.  I’d let the dust well and truly settle and was quite content to let matters of the heart be, but the powers of loving friends who spur you on to do stupid things got the better of me. Armed with ignorance!…

Write to your Ideal Reader

Blogging 101 prompt … When it comes to first dates, are our apparent perception of those dates we assume are going well, essentially just the inevitable prelude to what will invariably come to pass, the ever so sincere “it’s not you, it’s me” speech or “I’m not at the right place in my life to…

Bombo Quarry

The prospect of the open road, fresh salty sea air and the promise of unforgettable scenery, are one of the few things that I’m happy (albeit somewhat reluctantly) to get out of bed at 6am on a Sunday morning in 4OCelcius weather in the dead of winter for.  This morning is one of those days…

How can one Measure Happiness?

Often, I think about the people who have come into my life, the purpose they’ve served, those who have hurt me, abused me, misplaced my trust, taken me for granted, been toxic in my well being and then I remember those who have reminded me again that there are good, sincere, genuine people who will stick…