A kayaking adventure

A few months ago, as I was catching up on my emails from Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria (BSRV), an unexpected invitation to go kayaking popped into my inbox.  The prospect of kayaking initially seemed a bit daunting and made me question my life choices. However, after pondering the idea for a good two or […]

Nannie Memes – fourth instalment

The grandchildren are developing their culinary skills and becoming quite useful – in the kitchen. They are not only whipping up delicious meals but also mastering the art of baking. To top it off, they don’t even mind a bit of cleaning up after their kitchen escapades. Alana is so confident she doesn’t even need […]

G’Day Ron Hooper- you are an inspiration

Ron Hooper isn’t your average Aussie bloke. He’s an extraordinary individual who has faced many challenges but has managed to transform adversity into a rich and fulfilling life. For one thing, he did not allow blindness to stop his motivation to play cricket. Recently I was asked by Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria (BSRV) if […]

Tandem Trails: Exploring Glen Eira Parks on a Bicycle Built for Two

‘Ping’ Weather looks good for weekend. Both days. Hope you are free and can suggest a time? Thanks Andrew. That’s the kind of text message I get a day or two before every weekend. It’s the text message I look forward to every week amongst all the clutter. I know I’m going to learn a lot […]

A Walk in the Park- Plenty Gorge Parklands

You don’t have to go far out of Melbourne to experience the great outdoors and immerse yourself in nature. Once again, I was grateful to have the opportunity to do just that, thanks to Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria (BSRV) and Parks Victoria. This time, the walk took place at Morang Wetlands in the Plenty […]

A Walk in the Park – Werribee Gardens

The formal gardens surrounding the Werribee Park mansion are stunning to say the least. Trees and shrubs from all over the world set in well maintained lawns are a prominent feature of the gardens. In spring and summer, there are also fragrant displays of flowers. Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Werribee Park […]

A Walk in the Park – Yarra Bend Park, Victoria

On a beautiful day in late April, I seized the opportunity to explore Yarra Bend Park. This was another amazing park walk that was organised by Rachel from Blind Sports and Recreation (BSRV) and Parks Victoria.  It’s hard to believe that Yarra Bend Park is situated only eight kilometres east of the Melbourne CBD. I’m […]

The Cruise Chronicles – Number one

In November 2022, my friend Heather introduced me to the joys of cruising holidays. We went on a short cruise two-night cruise from Sydney and disembarked at our home port, Melbourne. Recently, Heather invited me to go on another ‘mini cruise’ with her and of course I agreed. Here’s my brief account of our voyage. […]

A Walk in the Park – Coolart Wetlands, Victoria

Recently Rachel from Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria (BSRV) invited me to accompany her on a trip to Coolart Wetlands. The purpose of the trip was to check out the accessibility of the park trails before organising a sensory walk for people who are blind or visually impaired. As a person with lived experience and […]

How I learnt about Community Radio and how to make podcasts

Recently I completed the Audio Ability course:, one of the many courses designed and delivered by the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO).  What is it?   It’s a 16-week blended learning course comprising virtual workshops, face to face training with a mentor and online self-paced modules. The course aims to enhance the vocational skills, experience, confidence […]