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.

  • SETI

    SETI

    ET – phone home! Actually, no, phone us instead and let us know you’re out there! We’re listening for you.

  • Running on Empty

    Running on Empty

    It was a busy school morning. I managed to get the kids out the door but with only minutes to spare. As all four children bundled into the car, I turned the engine on only to have the petrol light appear on my dashboard! The petrol was low—it was very low.

  • Surprised by the Nature of Things

    Surprised by the Nature of Things

    The bass notes from Jay Z's 99 Problems linger in the air as the lights dramatically fade at the stadium. A roar from the crowd erupts, as we spontaneously feel that our anticipation is about to be replaced with joy. Suddenly, the synth and chimes of Mylo Xyloto build to a climax and the atmosphere explodes into a mind-boggling display of lights, lasers and confetti cannons.

  • People Who Believe in Creationism are Also More Likely to Believe Conspiracy Theories, say Researchers

    People Who Believe in Creationism are Also More Likely to Believe Conspiracy Theories, say Researchers

    A team of researchers at the University of Fribourg claims to have found a link between creationists and belief in conspiracy theories.