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Survival Tips for Neighbours from Hell

We think of neighbours in concrete terms, in being good or bad, but are they in fact, just varying degrees of different, from ourselves? They lead different lives, they might have different beliefs and traditions, but they are still people, first and foremost. And they make up our community.

Vejen, Denmark
Book review, Community

Invisible Murder – Book Review

With the topic of refugees and terrorism very much in the news, this novel by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis, is written for our time and makes for illuminating reading.   Two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for something to sell in the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital. Purportedly to improve the lives… Continue reading Invisible Murder – Book Review

Australia, History & Traditions

The Great Australian Salute – January 26

Australian culture is largely Anglo-Saxon with a mix of indigenous, and immigrant cultures which are contributing so much positivity to the landscape or our country. We are without doubt, a multi-cultural society. Like it or lump it!

January 26 is a day when new immigrants choose to take part in a citizenship ceremony to become a new citizen of Australia. They come from many parts of the world. January 26 is known as Australia Day. But what is it, really celebrating?