Public transport dilemmas in a head-cold ridden city

In the scale of life’s problems, the sound of someone sniffing might not seem a big issue. But, now that fingernails running down a blackboard is no longer a thing (thank you, whiteboards, projectors and new technology), loud and persistent sniffing is probably the sound I find most grating (followed closely by a whining call … More Public transport dilemmas in a head-cold ridden city

Lessons from a teen classic: remembering to stop and look around once in a while

‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.’ Ah, Ferris Bueller. Your movie is full of quotable quotes but to me, this one sums the movie so well. And given I’m all for noticing the world around me (see last week’s post here), it seemed … More Lessons from a teen classic: remembering to stop and look around once in a while

Want to make the world a better place? Allow time and space to notice and care

““Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here” said Alice. “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to”, said the Cat. “I don’t much care where”, said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go”, said the Cat.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland ‘How can you … More Want to make the world a better place? Allow time and space to notice and care

To fix the housing affordability problem, we need to agree on what the problem is

It’s great the federal government and opposition parties have finally acknowledged the cost of housing is too high – and in fact, many Australians cannot find housing to buy or rent anyway. It raises hope, when the government says the federal budget will be a ‘housing budget’ . It’s reassuring to see state strategies that have recently been … More To fix the housing affordability problem, we need to agree on what the problem is

After a year of political surprises, is it time to pause and listen?

The USA has a new president elect – Donald Trump. In the political arena, this is one of a number of outcomes across the world this year, many of which came as surprises: The UK voted to exist from the European Union There is an increasing push throughout Europe, from Hungary, Italy to Finland, to … More After a year of political surprises, is it time to pause and listen?

Colouring my world with The Day the Crayons Quit

Source: I’ve recently bought ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. This is the first new picture book I’ve bought our family for a very long time. It  is one of the most beautiful books I think I’ve ever read, and I am besotted with it! If you haven’t read it, it revolves around a … More Colouring my world with The Day the Crayons Quit