August 12, 2018 · 12:09 pm
5 Lines – Vacation
We’ve been more of a camping, bush travelling type of family. But a couple of years ago we decided to take the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin. It was a great choice, and a great holiday.
Where are you?
mmm … O, sorry, I was miles away.
Really? I could see that.
I was thinking we should go on a holiday.
Yes but you’ve just been, miles away, again.
Filed under Country, Five Lines, life, poetry, Trains
Tagged as 5 Lines, Adelaide, bush, camping, Darwin, Ghan, holiday, Vacation
November 20, 2017 · 5:57 am
Everyone has to be somewhere. Some of us are privileged to be able to choose where we live, others are directed by work, family, study, many by income or lack thereof. Undoubtedly, the world is not a fair place by any stretch of the imagination. I was brought to Australia by my parents who were seeking a better future for their three children. A better future in schooling, post secondary, for better health, and for a better climate. That was achieved, and thankfully so. The real bonus is that my parents chose the west, and that has, for me been the cherry. If I were to choose another state and city it would be Adelaide. But although I love Perth, I prefer being out in the country.
The photo is of the city of Perth looking out over the Swan River from the South Perth foreshore. Perth is a modern city, a young city historically, and very small by world standards. I love this particular city. I lived there in my teens, and we came back to this city when I retrained for a few years. I now live much further south in small rural city, and one that is equally worth more than just an existance. I’m particular about the West for living, and especially the South West. The biodiversity, the rare ecospheres, the climate, the people and the places. Wonderful.
Filed under community, Country, life, nature
Tagged as Adelaide, city, Country, parents, Particular, Perth, South Perth, South West, Swan River, west
July 17, 2017 · 3:05 pm
via Daily Prompt: Edible
I’m a train buff and back in 2014 we’d saved up and decided to indulge in a trip on the Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin. I’m fairly sure that the food provided was from all over Australia, and some from overseas too, and none was said to be organic or specifically local. However, that aside, it was more than edible, it was scrumptious, and I put weight on as a result. I’ve discovered that there’s a side effect to everything one enjoys 🙂 But the indulgence was worth it, we really enjoyed the food, the people, the train experience, and all the places along the route. One of life’s learning experiences.