Happiness is finding a fairy den in the heart of Melbourne. While taking my dog for a walk and collecting new perches for my cockatiel, I came across this beautiful track in Wattle Park.
Happiness is Gaudi’s, Casa Batllo. Ever since I studied Art History in high school, I have loved Antonio Gaudi’s work but I had only seen photographs. Then I was lucky enough to go to Barcelona and this building, Casa Battlo, literally took my breath away. The only other time that happened to me was when I snorkelled on the Great Barrier Reef.
Happiness is a flower filled, rose scented writing room. My writing table never looks as neat as this so I took a photograph just to remind myself that working in a pleasing environment can be good for the brain. It didn’t help my writing but it did make me want to sit in front of my laptop so I could smell the beautiful roses.
Happiness is camping on a dry river bed in Central Australia. I took this photo of my swag as dawn approached. The solitary sound was the call of a Mopoke in a nearby tree. He called throughout the night. This is what he sounded like.
Happiness is my writer’s retreat which I go to several times each year. This summer I saw a koala and an echidna very close to the house, as well as lots of noisy cockatoos and kookaburras.
Here is the koala having a good scratch.