Monthly Archives: November 2014

I never used to like November. When I was growing up in France, it meant the gloomy period between October and trees offering their last display of glorious leaves and December, the start of the festive season and the anticipation of Christmas and New Year’s eve celebrations. A bit like a grey, dull and damp waiting room, only endured with the promise of something better to come. Moving to Australia, gradually changed… Read More

A few weeks ago, we were fortunate to have Malcolm, my husband’s middle son, staying with us for a while on the boat. He is a keen fisherman, and unlike us, who just drop a line and trawl hoping for the best, he takes the job of catching dinner very seriously. You should see the gear he brought with him, he would sharpen the hooks, select the lures, drop the lines out…and… Read More