• In recent years I seem to be opening our newsletter with descriptions of unusual climatic events. It is a very interesting year for us to be celebrating the 40th anniversary. The opening sentence was written some weeks ago now. Fires, floods, cyclones, earthquakes and tsunamis are uppermost in our minds this year. Just last night, Read More   |  

  • Spike certainly had the situation summed up well even if he did pinch the first three lines from the Sound of Music. He and I share a common view of the modern world in which we find ourselves. Multi-tasking and seamless communication fill in most of the gaps that otherwise would have been ‘wasted’ on Read More   |  

  • Another extraordinary set of circumstances precedes this 2009 newsletter. We look back in disbelief at the tragic events of February 2009 in Victoria hoping that the losses are not real, that the friends will show up unannounced with hugs all round, that businesses will be back to normal on Monday morning and that crop yields Read More   |