I’m in the ‘shed’

What a nice warm feeling to be home. But I arrive home with somewhat different ideas to those I left with. Experience while you are in a another place provides that state of mind. This trip even more so than others. I was greeted by two gorgeous granddaughters one, almost three, and one eighteen. We…

Home.

The bags are packed… I've put the bling back on. I anticipate a good trip home…. and I have a few hours before I need to leave the hotel so I'm about to spend an hour by the pool to relax. There are a few problems having a large family… PRESENTS and remembering everyone…… I…

Down memory lane.

34 years ago when I was as young Mum, Keith and I made our first trip to Thailand. We were naive, nervous and just young people on a mission. we came to adopt our Son Joshua. We arrived at 2.00 am. It was in the middle of July, it was 5 deg at home and…

Sea Shepherd.

For my friends in Australia, you may have seen the drama unfold on Television as the sea shepherd docked in Hobart. For those of you who live overseas, Australian security forces boarded the ship when it docked and seized the film and all documents used by the team….. it is reported they will give them…

What an experience.

The past few weeks have been an experience of a life time. I began with no preconceived ideas…. and I leave with new friends, new ideas and a wealth of knowledge. Quilting in Dubai is in it's infancy but with the expert help of Shanker and Mala Ramakrishnan, they have made a difference in this…

A few friends…… with Libby and I. I'm in Bangkok, I can't believe that I slept for 14 hours straight and I'm still a little tired. It's 11.00 am and I'm about to go visit a quilting group in the city…..I've so much to catch up on the blog…. Now I have the time…..so after…

A teaching day.

  The class project for the day….  this is the work of one of the students….. everyone achieved the goal. A new technique was learned. Monet's garden

Dubai

I left Ras Al Khaimah yesterday afternoon. We drove through red sandy desert punctuated by small shrub trees. Many people still have tents set up as recreation homes, some maybe even permanent. Camels wander freely, goats are corralled and there is the occasional small town with flat roofed houses made of sand and cement.It's 100…

Musandarm – Oman

Whoops I spelt it incorrectly "Musandarm" I wanted to write more about some of the experiences I've had, but somehow the time is passing rather quickly. Yesterdays trip was wonderful as you can probably tell by my photos. Most of you who are reading this blog are quilters… and if you know my work you…

A day of spectacular beauty.

Today, I viewed scenery I'd never experienced before.I sat on the deck of a dhow, listened to classical music on my ipod, relished the sun and took in spectacular scenery for 10 hours…!!! i will add a slide show tomorrow.  The Musandam Peninsula is the northernmost part of Oman jutting out into the Strait of…