On my way home!

After visiting my dads this week I drove down the steep hill to the beach and took a few photos with my little camera. Time was about 6.30pm.  This somehow helps me to recharge my batteries :) Well only sometimes.

Some view of Bass Strait and Coles Beach in Devonport, Tasmania, Australia.

These houses have a veiw of the sea, my dad's house is on the right up on the top of the hill and it over looks the sea.


Storytelling Australia (Victoria)
invites you to celebrate
This year the theme is MONSTERS and DRAGONS
 WSD logo designed by Mats Rehnman

World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. Its celebrated every year on the first day of the autumn equinox in the southern hemisphere and the spring equinox in the north.

Our inaugural event started with an invitation from the Dutch Storytelling Foundation, they were inspired by the Swedes and the Canadians

Come and listen to storytellers, Niki na Meadhra, Roslyn Quin, Kate Lawrence, Anne E Stewart, Jackie Kerin,Teena Hartnett and others. 

If you wish to tell a story contact Teena Hartnett oden77@gmail.com or Anne E Stewart. anne@anneestewart.com.au

Date: Saturday 22nd March
Time: 11am -1pm
Where: BOYD Community Hub, 207 City Road, Southbank
Melway reference: Map 1D, M6
 Tram: 55

The Boyd will also be celebrating with a community arts day that includes the painting of a giant rangoli, fence weaving, live music, and a BBQ with Rotary and the KereKere cafe will be open.

NB WSD logo designed by Mats Rehnman

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 7 – 9 March 2014

The Australian Storytelling Telling (Victoria) banner will be flying.

I’ll be at the Festival alongside Jim Haynes, Bill Kerns and Greg Jenkins

Jim Haynes has a new book out, The Best Australian Yarns and other true stories. Jim’s collection is a great compliment to the work of Bill Wannan, Graham Seal and the Oxford Companion of  Australian Folklore. For those of you interested in the Australian oral tradition, the book is chock full of tall stories from the bush, racetrack, shearing shed, railways and show business, Aboriginal stories and humour, diggers yarns, ghosts, monsters, Yowies …

I’d love to meet any storytellers at these events. Particularly the Pat Glover Award – participation is what keeps it going! Jim’s book is dedicated to the memory of Pat who passed away in 2005 – ‘the Port Fairy

This is the program but do check when you get there.

12.00 - 1.15   Tellable Tales (Lecture Hall)
2.30 Jim Haynes Book Launch St Pat's Hall

12.00 True Blue/: Are stories better in rhyme, prose or song? Jim, Jackie and Bill (I think St Pat's Hall)
2.00 - 3.00 Workshop Lecture Hall
3.00 Pat Glover Story Award. Lecture Hall

Jackie Kerin HERE
Port Fairy Folk Music Festival HERE

Barnbougle Dunes, Bridport, Tasmania, Australia - Golf Course Review and Photos

Barnbougle Dunes

Bridport, Tasmania, Australia

Architects: Tom Doak and Mike Clayton (2004)

My Quick Review: The second best course in Australia and only second to Ballyneal in Doak's portfolio

Hole 1: Par 5, 506 Meters

Hole 2: Par 4, 381 Meters

Hole 3: Par 4, 339 Meters

Hole 4: Par 4, 271 Meters

And the walk to 5 tee...

Hole 5: Par 3, 189 Meters

Hole 6: Par 4, 381 Meters

Hole 7: Par 3, 112 Meters

Hole 8: Par 4, 446 Meters

Hole 9: Par 4, 400 Meters

Hole 10: Par 4, 409 Meters

Hole 11: Par 5, 475 Meters

Hole 12: Par 4, 254 Meters

Hole 13: Par 3, 188 Meters

Hole 14: Par 5, 504 Meters

Hole 15: Par 4, 321 Meters

Hole 16: Par 3, 151 Meters

Hole 17: Par 4, 400 Meters

Hole 18: Par 4, 403 Meters