For Such A Time As This: My journey through cancer. How love and my cats sustained, fortified me, and helped take the pain away, by Pauline Dewberry

“I sat in stupefied silence .. How could I possibly have leukaemia? How did I get it? Why did I get it? Was I going to die? If so, when?” At the age of 56 Pauline Dewberry felt content with her life. She had sons and grandchildren, the company of six cats, projects and plans. Then she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). “Hold … Continue reading For Such A Time As This: My journey through cancer. How love and my cats sustained, fortified me, and helped take the pain away, by Pauline Dewberry

Nursing Fox by Jim Ditchfield: Nurses on the Western Front

Are you going to see the movie ‘1917’, a visual immersion in the hell of the Great War? ‘Nursing Fox’ is a novel that immerses you in the mud, the chaos, the killing machinery, and the air fights of that 1914-1918 war. It is mainly told from the point of view of the nurses, in this case from Australia, who served so close to the … Continue reading Nursing Fox by Jim Ditchfield: Nurses on the Western Front

Turtles and Clear Water: The Lagoon at Lady Elliot Island

Welcome back to Lady Elliot Island, a coral quay on The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. We flew here with BeeBear (read all about it here) and walked around exploring (read it here.) But what do you really want to see at a coral lagoon? The lagoon of course! The glass bottomed boats leave from the beach at the end of the runway that runs … Continue reading Turtles and Clear Water: The Lagoon at Lady Elliot Island

Seven Ghostly Spins – A brush with the supernatural, by Patricia Bossano

‘When isolated from the bustle of civilisation, the mind slips unfettered.’ Seven Ghostly Spins contains six paranormal tales that are short enough to read during a commuter ride to work. (But will you then feel a bit too disturbed to carry on as usual that day?) One tale, ‘Abiku’, is a creepy novella perhaps best read when safely at home with the lights turned on. … Continue reading Seven Ghostly Spins – A brush with the supernatural, by Patricia Bossano

Fire Storms

Professor Cadbeary, Bomund and Gustave feel frightened just reading about it. Bomund: So all that smoke, although we are far away is … ? Cadbeary: It’s from all the big fires, yes. Gustave: But couldn’t they have done something a lot time ago? So the fires did not get so big and fast now? Cadbeary: Yes. But nothing was seriously done. Bomund: A bear would … Continue reading Fire Storms

Slow Life on Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia

Hope you enjoyed reading of BeeBear’s adventurous journey to Lady Elliot Island. Here is the Post about it. We settled into the simple cabin and stepped out on to our little veranda just twenty metres from the beach by the lagoon. The tide was half out. You can do guided reef walks at low tide. Snorkelling is only allowed at high tide. Overhanging our veranda … Continue reading Slow Life on Lady Elliot Island, Queensland, Australia

Choking the Ocean: A Bear Wouldn’t Do That

Professor Cadbeary reads on about the plague of plastics in the ocean. “That’s a dreadful LOT of this plastic stuff”.   “But didn’t they realise it would all go down into the ocean?”   “We bears wouldn’t do this. Plastics taste awful”. More Things These Bears Would Not Do: Plastics, Yuk , Not These Bears, ,  Climate Change x 170. You are in the blog … Continue reading Choking the Ocean: A Bear Wouldn’t Do That