Girt – by the sea
2 June 2016 | Media
It’s the word in the Australia national anthem – Advance Australia Fair – which causes all the head scratching and sour expressions. Verse 1, Line 4:
Our home is girt by sea
Archaic word meaning surrounded by or washed by, ie Australia is an island. Oh really?
It’s Time – the Whitlam Era
13 November 2014 | Living
▲ Maureen and I arrived in Australia – on the beach at Exmouth on the North-West Cape of Western Australia – on 7 December 1972. In a few weeks time that will be 42 years ago.
▲ Exactly five days earlier Gough Whitlam had been elected Prime Minister with the electi...
An old Mini to Kabul, a new one to Istanbul
24 May 2013 | Living
▲ 1972 – our Mini in Eastern Turkey with Mt Ararat in the background, that’s where Noah landed the Ark
Back in 1972 Maureen and I drove a Mini we’d bought in London for £65 to Kabul in Afghanistan, sold it for a small profit and carried on all the way to Sydney...