Barracouta is a fishy narrative

I was born in a coastal city yet fish was not a big part of our diet. The number of times we children ate fish was limited. The fish we ate at home was fillets of smoked cod. When mum prepared it she cooked it in a white sauce with some onion. Another common nameContinue reading “Barracouta is a fishy narrative”

Spring produce

Above ground the springtime vegetable gardenSprouts with verdant green growthLeaves smooth, jagged, curled, and plainWear their choice costumes in bright sunlightSing in the rainDance in moonlightSway on springtime breezesTo tunes composed by weather godsCalling to businessMature foodstuffFresh – crisp – sweet smelling – table ready goodnessRewards for patientHome gardeners Try as I might my attemptsContinue reading “Spring produce”

A tasty cake of many layers

Yesterday the Chairman of AMP David Murray stood down at the request of major shareholders. David Murray was the former Managing Director of the Commonwealth Bank. On his retirement from the bank he became a respected go to leader. His reputation was unimpeded so what went wrong? In simple terms he failed to understand aContinue reading “A tasty cake of many layers”

The Grey Currawong

Photo Geoff Park WordPress The Grey Currawong Cementing the reason the holy scriptures Say hungry birds need not plant or harvest Despite knowing them as such efficient killers We reason they are not your everyday evangelists From my front car seat and – putting to the proof I paused and marvelled at the beauty ofContinue reading “The Grey Currawong”

I G Y

Author supplied photograph During the Cold War over seventy nations put their political differences aside and planned a series of eleven major scientific studies of the globe in 1957/58. Those eighteen months were called the International Geophysical Year. From that Australian scientists played a major role in the advancements of knowledge of the globe. SpecificallyContinue reading “I G Y”

Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit We are in mid autumn and the passion fruit is flowering as if it was spring time. As far as I am concerned this it great, but I am prepared to be disappointed as the days get colder as the fruit might not fully ripen. We have two grafted Nellie Kelly variety plantsContinue reading “Passion Fruit”

The things you can learn from a country girl.

I married a country girl. She was of the land. She knew things about the rural idyll that other girls didn’t. She knew, in the fog of the early morning, the cows welcomed the release they felt in their udders when she milked them. She knew the fruit trees with spring flowers meant there wouldContinue reading “The things you can learn from a country girl.”

2040 And the book and the film – review.

2040 the book and the film – review. https://aliterarybent.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/2040-the-book-and-the-film-review/ — Read on aliterarybent.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/2040-the-book-and-the-film-review/ Today I share this review as a response to my last entry. When your interest is piqued like mine you will want to learn more. ABC Australia has had reviews of this work on two of its radio programmes These are theContinue reading “2040 And the book and the film – review.”

Do your bit¡

I am still waiting. Strictly speaking once I was – but now I have given up. Apparently it is vey easy to grow Oyster Mushrooms in coffee grounds. That is what I have read. Going back a few years ago, for weeks I collected coffee grounds from a local cafe. When I had collected 20Continue reading “Do your bit¡”