Politics, Heroes and Victims

As Victoria rushes to stem the tide of COVID, other Australian states look on, both sympathetic and protective of their own safety.  Borders are closing.  The Queenslanders (with the whole of New South Wales between them and Victoria)  even suspect Victorians of smuggling themselves across the border on freight trucks.  Maybe it's true but it … Continue reading Politics, Heroes and Victims

A little dabble with Winnie

I am fascinated by the dispute between Australia and China.  China doesn't want the origins of COVID19 investigated by foreign nations.  They are flexing their (not insignificant) economic muscles and threatening tariffs on some Australian goods.  Australia doesn't need extra threats to its economy right now.  But even I, who tries very hard not to … Continue reading A little dabble with Winnie

Mother’s Day

Last night, I sent a British friend a message wishing her Happy Mother's Day, just in case they celebrate Mother's Day the same day we do (they don't).  Anyway, she sent me an article about Anna Jarvis... the woman who created Mother's Day.  It was an interesting read.  None of Anna's descendants celebrate Mother's Day … Continue reading Mother’s Day