Pluviophobia – a fear of rain at our Writers Retreat

I woke to the drumming sound of torrential rain on an iron roof at 1.30am. The sound pulsated, as the wind drove the sheets of rain against the window, loudly shushing back and forwards. Every now and then a flash of lightning and a crack of thunder disturbed the relentless sound of the water driving … More Pluviophobia – a fear of rain at our Writers Retreat

Mt. Borradaile, home of Western Arnhem Land Rock Art

The camp at Mt. Borradaile stands on the traditional land of the Bunidj people. It is Stone Country. We flew in over Cooper Creek and were met by Jade and Clint in a clapped out bus and a Jeep. The departing Outback Spirit group ahead of us warned about mosquitoes! Charlie Mangulda is the traditional … More Mt. Borradaile, home of Western Arnhem Land Rock Art

Pipit and Potager – Eating in and out in COVID times

Pipit and Potager are two restaurants in the Tweed shire who pride themselves on local Northern Rivers produce. We tried Pipits in early March before the COVID lockdowns, as we had heard interesting reports of their innovative ways with food. Pipit is in Pottsville, a sleepy coastal village along the Tweed Coast. The chef Ben … More Pipit and Potager – Eating in and out in COVID times