Joyce and Frank

Anyone who has caravanned for a time will have a story about being locked in or out of their van and our crazy mates El & Elle Prado have turned door locking into an artform. They’ve successfully locked themselves inside and outside of their van 5 times now and all that we can do is offer sympathy and laugh ourselves silly. When I read this poem in Everything Caravan and Camping I knew it just had to be shared and El & Elle, this one’s for you! JOYCE AND FRANK by Robert Dungey Joyce and Frank had had enough, they … Continue reading Joyce and Frank

For Profit or Prophet

We’re members of our local U3A (University of the Third Age) and whenever we’re at home between caravan trips I like to join a class or two. Recently I joined a Practical Philosophy class and have been thoroughly enjoying it. This week we discussed the parable of the Prodigal Son and I am fascinated as to how these teachings have survived millennia and still apply to modern life. The Prodigal Son in particular as he left his family’s vineyard, sowed his wild oats, then found himself working in a pig farm before returning home to beg forgiveness from his father, … Continue reading For Profit or Prophet

Green Hoods

“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller We were fortunate to have a ‘colony’ of these tiny Green Hood orchids in the back garden of our last house and each year I would eagerly await the appearance of their little heads. I remember being out in the garden taking this photo when a botanical artist friend from Tasmania phoned. I could hear Woody answer the phone with “Oh, she’s lying  in the garden photographing flowers.” Which I’d have to say was … Continue reading Green Hoods