Simple Accidents Cause Death

Simple Accidents Cause Death

Recently a News.com article revealed that statistically Australians are likely to lose their lives in simple accidents, and many of them around the home.

  • New Zealand Rail Journey's Promoted in Australia

    New Zealand Rail Journey's Promoted in Australia

    Reading through the on-line New Zealand Herald I saw a promotion of The Spirit of Queensland tourist train that takes in the Brisbane to Cairns route with tourist stops in between.

  • Vehicles can be a Must - Regardless

    Vehicles can be a Must - Regardless

    Any one of us would have to have been in a cave somewhere not to have seen the television Jeep adverts and the various other motor vehicle promotions many of them targeting prospective young women car owners.

  • All Creatures Great and Small

    All Creatures Great and Small

    The use of animals in sport is as old as sport itself, even if our ideas of what is acceptable entertainment have changed over the years. Fortunately, we have moved on from the brutal gladiatorial games of the Romans that would pit beasts against condemned prisoners or martyrs, or the vicious bear baiting of the Middle Ages.

  • A Car Show with a Difference

    A Car Show with a Difference

    The recent Sandown 500 V8 SuperCar race highlights Australia’s love of cars. Motorsport stirs the emotions as people reflect on their passionate connection with their own cars. Are they a Holden or Ford driver?

  • Parenting: Is it Possible to Turn Terrible Twos into Terrific Twos?

    Parenting: Is it Possible to Turn Terrible Twos into Terrific Twos?

    My boy just turned two last month and oh what fun has it been! Along with a sudden surge of confidence and independence, comes an overflow of words. He has begun experimenting more, trying out things he has not done before. The adventurer in him begins exploring places by himself.

  • Treat Yo’ Self

    Treat Yo’ Self

  • Australian - Euro Rail's ‘First’ Class Rail Travel 

    Australian - Euro Rail's ‘First’ Class Rail Travel 

    News.com featured an article whether it is worth the extra cost going 1st Class on Euro Rail. It's a very interesting article and well worth a read. But what about Australia's rail 1st Class trains journeys.

  • Cave Rescue – A Miracle Indeed

    Cave Rescue – A Miracle Indeed

    It’s been a few weeks since the eyes of the world were fixed on a remote part of the world, where 12 young soccer players and their coach were trapped in a cave. Over a couple of weeks, we all watched and prayed – and hoped. Lots of prayer was happening: from Christians, Buddhists, Muslims and probably even agnostics.

  • It Takes a Village

    It Takes a Village

    There is a saying: ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ While I’ve heard this saying briefly before, it only recently became apparent to me what it really means. So, when Jacinda Adern made a post on Instagram introducing her new baby earlier in June this year with the caption ‘welcome to our village wee one’ the comment simply passed over me.

  •  The Anticipation of Grief

    The Anticipation of Grief

    I sat at a funeral service. I had mentally prepared myself not to cry, not be emotional. I knew that once I started a drop of tear, it would soon flow into a river.  Yes, I may have been mentally prepared. But was I emotionally prepared? Maybe not.

  • Feasts of the Lord

    Feasts of the Lord

    Autumn in Israel starts with the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, which in Hebrew means “head of the year” (the Jewish New Year). It is also known as the Feast of Trumpets and Day of the Blowing (Yom HaTruah). The shofar, or ram’s horn, is blown all over the Land on this day, which marks the beginning of the holiest time of year on the Jewish calendar.