Gardening in a Wet Season

Queensland Floods, December 2010 This summer has been quite a weather event with flooding across many Australian states. In Western Australia, not usually a state that we associate with flooding, they have recently experienced their worst flood on record in the Kimberley Ranges. As a by-product of Cyclone Ellie, the Fitzroy River Bridge has almost … Continue reading Gardening in a Wet Season

Welcome to the Future: Heat Islands and Ice Boxes

The Place to be in the Middle of a Heat Wave - image by Renato Laky (pixabay) Heat waves are not uncommon in Australia, but over the last week or so our attention has been captured by the extreme heatwave occurring across Europe. For the first time ever, temperatures soared over 40°C in the UK. … Continue reading Welcome to the Future: Heat Islands and Ice Boxes

Ease the Pain

In September last year I wrote a post about Migraine Awareness Week. My daughter Bec experiences migraine attacks on a regular basis. Fortunately, with a combination of lifestyle changes and over the counter pain medication she has been able to more or less manage the attacks. However, for many other people with migraine it can … Continue reading Ease the Pain

Climate Change: Australian Frustration at Government Inaction

Image courtesy of Rod Long - Unsplash “These crises present us with the need to take radical decisions that are not always easy. At the same time, moments of difficulty like these also present opportunities that we must not waste.”Pope Francis COP26 has come and gone and it has not been the best of times … Continue reading Climate Change: Australian Frustration at Government Inaction