Autumn

We don’t have the most exciting or exotic garden around, but the Japanese maple has its moments. Like right now, just before it dumps its leaves. Which is surely imminent since it was minus two this morning…

Playing in the park

This Easter, like last year, we were joined by our good buddies Ben, Ange, Lily and Ruben. It was a great weekend with lots of noise, fun, chocolate eggs – and a fun play on the new spider web and flying fox near our house. As always it made us wish these very special people lived a lot closer so we could do this more often!

And it rained for 40 days and 40 nights

It’s been raining for days, and our Lake Ginnenderra’s in flood. Sort of. The dam spillway’s overflowing so the lake water won’t get any higher – so Casa Sherlex should remain high and dry!

A few days in Doha and Baghdad

In early Feb I visited Doha and Baghdad, my first to Doha in almost ten years, and first ever visit to Iraq. It was a great trip – lots of very useful meetings, and also some real local colour.

Doha

Baghdad