Today is World Day of Social Justice. ‘Social justice’ in my mind is protection from (to put it simply) injustice. It’s giving those without the same freedoms and rights I enjoy – those freedoms and rights because they are a human, just like me. This day represents an International Labour Organisation’s declaration (under the UN) taken in […]
This is a hideaway cafe in Amsterdam. Perfect to watch the city cycle on by. (August 2012)
I’m having a bit of nostalgia. I went to Amsterdam twice, because it was just so darn beautiful and full of hidden treasures. I still didn’t discover them all but here are just a few from the second time around in August 2012.
driving a stake in the ground I’m standing ground, I’ll stand firm When everything else has gone off, covered in a film of fine-confusion I’ll be still here, standing still, here.
Memory is no longer a simple memory etched in a mind where it is kept as a one-in-a-kind. Where you colour it and twist it, but it’s all still caught up inside for just you to see. When did we start to feel the pressure to take notes and snapshots to remember a moment that […]
Orange and Almond Cakes (GF). This is all thanks to Lily Vanilli’s recipe, but they had to take a turn of flavours when my local supermarket proved to be as under stocked as I always knew it was but never wanted to admit. They were finished off with a marmalade glazing that makes them slightly […]
Homemade high teas are always the best. This is one prepared by my friend in her backyard. In and out she ran with mountains of food prepared by her and others. She served savoury and then sweet with cool drinks and then tea and made us feel posh by serving us with the proper china […]
This little scene is one moment from my day. Melbourne park-bench-reading: I hadn’t tried it in a while. I had time to kill and a book in my unending canvas bag. I had a world-wide combination going on today with the bag from London, the book from London, the bookmark from Paris and the shoes […]
‘Slavery was once widely viewed by many decent Europeans and Americans as a regrettable but ineluctable feature of human life. It was just one more horror that had existed for thousands of years. But then in the 1780s a few indignant Britons, led by William Wilberforce, decided that slavery was so offensive that they had […]