Monday, 21 October 2013


More fires! Hundreds of homes lost. Pets and wildlife killed. Treasured memories lost. Firefighters risking their lives.  Whose fault?  Weather, freak accidents ?  It seems to me it is mainly the fault of people who don't care how their actions impact on others.
Some people are still tossing burning cigarette ends, mindless of where they land. Kids arrested this week for lighting fires.
 Smokers, take a look at your actions. Parents supervise your children. 
The next home to burn down might be yours. 
This  blog doesn't need a picture. I am sure we have all seen the damage. 
In the interest of a safe and caring society, please send this to all your friends.

Thursday, 3 October 2013


Settlers Arm Hotel St Albans
St Albans Book Feₐst,  It kicks off at 10am on October 5 with a full program of things bookish, historical, musical and culinary.  Children are catered for and you can meet favourite authors and bag one of their books in the lucky dip. Kate Grenville will be there as will Traci Harding, Jo Mitchell and Laurie Forth. Cocktails and Conversation follows at sundown and those still left with stamina after the fun filled day can repair to the Settlers Arms  for dinner, but book to ensure a place. .  Email for information

St Albans is just seventy five minutes drive from Windsor NSW and a million miles from stress. You can sit in the garden of The Settlers Arms and eat real old-fashioned food, delicious.  Follow with home-made lamingtons and relaxation! The atmosphere of this historic pub was worth the time it took to get there, the country side is an artist/photographer’s paradise, wild in places but with pastoral vistas stretching out to mountains rising above.