A road stretches into the horizon between wheat fields in Spain

What do you think?

Lost in Space Image featuring the robot and Will Robinson
Watch out Will Robinson! Source: Pinterest

Warning! Warning! Danger Will Robinson! (For all the Lost in Space fans out there.)

Navel gazing post ahead!

March 2020 will see me celebrating, perhaps acknowledging is a more appropriate word, my four year blog anniversary and it’s time for a little reflection, and hopefully some interaction/feedback from your good selves.

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A map showing the location of Menindee

Menindee – Exploring Small Towns in Remote New South Wales

Menindee? Where’s that? I hear you ask.

Head West out of Sydney. West over the Blue Mountains. West through Dubbo and past Cobar until you nearly drive into Wilcannia. So far you are a mere 960km from the Sydney Opera House.

Turn left on a dusty, bumpy dirt road and head south-west from Wilcannia and after about 160 dry, sandy kilometres, with any luck you will hit the tar again and be enjoying the bright lights of the thriving metropolis of Menindee. Population 551 (on a good day).

Your next question, “Why on Earth would you want to visit Menindee?

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woman-girl-silhouette-jogger

Training for a Stroll to Everest Base Camp – Theory vs Practice

I am a fraud!

A cartoon of an overweight woman joggingI have these fantastic visions of me being a super-fit individual with a trim, taut physique, but needless to say there is a vast gap between imagining and reality. The pressure is on though as it is only a few short weeks before we will be donning the down jackets and trekking to Everest Base Camp deep in Nepal’s Himalayas.

I need to transform this middle-age spread into a more compact form and dramatically reduce the number of blubbery kilograms that I must haul up endless mountains.

Have I left it too late?

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Sculpture in the open air gallery in Walcha

Art Outside – Getting Out Amongst Walcha’s Sculptures

Sculpture in the open air gallery in WalchaIn the past I have shared a number of blog posts highlighting the growing trend of installing sculptures in every town, street, park or wherever you darn well please. I love that outdoor sculptures break down any barriers that may exist between art and the general public. Perhaps it is art by stealth? Who cares? It encourages anyone and everyone to interact with the pieces and instantly, everyone’s an expert!

There are few places in Australia that ‘do’ outside sculpture like the small rural New South Wales town of Walcha.

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