Category Archives: Australia
A Swirl of Purple by Jessica Scoullar My rating: 4 of 5 stars A Swirl of Purple is a portal fantasy. Three Young children from a small town in Australia step through a magical portal into another world, in search … Continue reading
Today marks the 93rd birthday of the late Norman Hetherington who played Mr. Squiggle (voice and puppetry) in the beloved Australian children’s TV show. The show ran from 1959 to 1999 – a total of 40 years. Hetherington himself was … Continue reading
Yesterday was Australia Day. My family celebrated by creating a series of videos where we recommend Australian books and movies over a BBQ lunch. Our kids get in on the act with their own recommendations as well. Part 1 is … Continue reading
Last week I took my family on a little Christmas holiday to the beach. Below you will find a little film we put together. We enjoy the sun and the sights, and reflect on the 1967 ‘Black Tuesday’ bushfires.
A couple of weeks ago I went to Adelaide, South Australia for a work-related training course. While there I put together a small travel video (includes a mini-book haul).
The Airmen by R.J. Ashby My rating: 4 of 5 stars When I first heard about this book I was quite eager to read it, as it was written by a fellow Tasmanian. When I found a copy at my … Continue reading
Angelguard by Ian Acheson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Angelguard starts off with a bang. Three separate terrorist attacks in different parts of the world throw people into chaos. A group of very ordinary characters become unlikely heroes as … Continue reading
Yesterday we had a family outing to George Town, about 40 minutes drive from Launceston where I live. We were showing my wife’s grandmother around. Near the river where we parked the car was a chainsaw sculpture by artist Eddie … Continue reading
Yesterday I saw a fascinating video on youTube. It is a film about the construction and opening of the Brisbane Street Mall here in Launceston in 1975. This was the very first mall built in Australia . I am always … Continue reading