Dreaming of a Golden Christmas

Nothing could be further from the traditional ‘White Christmas’ than basking in golden twilight on an Australian beach in 35 degrees C. Well yes I could get creative and go further however the contrast between these two worlds literally poles apart yet sharing the same festive season is profound. All through my childhood Christmas time […]

Read More

A Different World

Back in December we had the good fortune to experience an Irish Christmas. I can’t begin to describe the differences between a wet Irish Winter and a hot Adelaide summer but needless to say there was considerable culture readjustment in both directions. This blustery evening in Galway on Ireland’s west coast ended in us getting […]

Read More

Christmas Puzzle

Before or after, up or down, there is a hint of Christmas but no one’s around. This Escher’s puzzle is full of detail and minutia. You can wander the pixels for hours, inspect the goods and note the trimmings. Before or after, there are no clues, it could be either. Photo: Robert Rath, ‘Christmas Puzzle’, […]

Read More