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Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks

Foreign Correspondence is Geraldine Brooks’s memoir of world discovery.  Though she traveled the globe for years as a journalist, her fascination with faraway places began during her childhood in Sydney, Australia.  120 more words


See-through blouse

And even see-through underwear! All suspended on a clothesline.
Meanwhile Aphrodite seems to be anxiously waiting till they’re dry.

Photo of the week: Driftwood at Hokitika beach, New Zealand 2013


1984 (book review)

Here is my review of 1984, an excellent dystopian science fiction novel by George Orwell.

Follow this link to my review.

Australia: January 25 - 27, 2015

  • Mornington Peninsula & Dromana & Point Nepean National Park & Red Hill Winery & Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
  • Trip away for my mother’s birthday

Rimatara, French Polynesia

You’re captivated by French Polynesia. You keep returning to gaze at the volcanic peaks, the picture-perfect motus, and the amazingly clear water. It’s what you envision each time you think about paradise. 370 more words


Vegemite on Toast

Vegemite is a classic Aussie breakfast staple. It is a spread made from brewers yeast extract, developed in 1922 by Cyril P. Callister. Yes it may seem strange to put a yeast spread on your yeast risen bread, but hey, it’s the Aussie way. 262 more words


Geography: The Countries and Territories of Oceania

The following are the countries and territories of Oceania:


Flag Country Capital Official Language(s) Demonym 230 more words