This photo represents the epitome of suburban life. To me it captures the isolation, the solitude, the darkness. This house and the one in the background both show what suburban life in a big city has become. The fear of the outside world, that someone, a criminal, might invade their space. So they board up their windows and lock their doors. Not even letting the light get in!Continue reading “Suburban Life”
Feeling the magic of the Otways
At the moment I’m feeling the magic of the Otways, I love living here, loving life. Living in a place you don’t need a holiday from. It’s a place where people go to escape the rat race, a holiday destination to recharge. This place is an escape from the pressures of life. The waves crashing on the soft sands of the coastline here. The surrounding forest filled with waterfalls. It’s a place of such natural beauty that lifts the soul and drains the negativity we carry.Continue reading “Feeling The Magic”
Over the past few days my thoughts have been heavy with recent communications from the past. The memories of those who no longer exist, who they’ve become and what was never meant to be. I hold no grudges from the past but I have no shame in my honesty. I now bare the scares left behind by those I believed in. From this, those scares have laid heavy in my thoughts for the past few days.Continue reading “Heavy Thoughts”
I usually sit outside with the dog and chat to the passers by and the patrons that come out for a smoke. Occasionally a few of the others will wonder out for a chat. They all know me and if they don’t someone will fill them in. Usually with a gesture in my direction “The old tennis courts”. Which is followed with “Aaagh, you got the old tennis courts” and a conversation fires up. Continue reading “The Terminus Hotel”
On holidays in Patong, Thailand and for the first time in all my travels I feel like just another tourist. For a week we were booked into a hotel. We were picked up from the airport and taken to our accommodation. A porter took our bags to our room and there was little thought to where we had to go and how to get there. Once at the hotel we just had to be tourists and go site seeing. returning to our hotel at the end of the day to chill and relax.
These are the people of the Otway ranges and the surrounding coast. They care about the environment, they care about the forest. The Otway ranges and the beautiful coastline has a deep meaning to the people here. This is the kind of place where you walk in to someone’s house and find candles and crystals on the shelf. The people here are a little spiritual, they’re a little green. The people here are my people. Continue reading “These Are My People”
My head constantly swims with ideas of different things I want to do or try. Constantly changing it can be difficult to stay focussed on one idea as thoughts come and go. I always seem to have some crazy idea going through my head. At times my kids have worried about some of the crazy ideas I come up with. This is my bucket list, these are the things that have always stayed in the pool of ideas. These are the things I’ve wanted to do for a long time.