Brother! Who needs one when he’s such a bully – even though he’s the youngest of four children, Sophie thought as she returned to sit next to Bea on the couch, after both had visited their respective toilets. Sophie had marked her great-aunt’s letter with a highlighter to indicate where Bea was up to in … Read more

Building provides many lessons

Building Mistakes provide Valuable Experience Building a relationship involves self-examination, recognising our mistakes and exploring the best way to rectify them. Do you feel confident in all three steps? Do you know how to give others constructive feedback? Imago Advanced Communication Skills counselling will help you and your loved one identify solutions to the imperfections … Read more

Letter written in 1962 provides Evidence

Letter Reveals Evidence of Opa’s Character Letter sure shows Opa’s probable treatment of Alida, Sophie mused as she tidied up after lunch, while Bea had a little afternoon nap. She remembered how Bea had said many times over the years that Alida had said she needed to work cleaning the shops below the family apartment … Read more

Holiday here to Experience Sustainable Lifestyle

Holiday here close to city, in bush environment Holiday here because it’s so close, 30km from CBD, yet a completely different world. Experience Sustainable Hills Lifestyle Surrounded by food greenery e.g., Snake-vine beans hanging from pergolas, carpets of sweet potato plants, herbs, spinach shading other vegetable’s roots, years old cale plants and other vegetables sprouting … Read more

Adapt is our lesson from Covid

Adapt old stock to create new homes Adapt or poverty will take over in our challenging times. Families, couples and individuals need to look at different housing  alternatives to the conventional large house and mortgage. Adaptive reuse involves the conversion of new spaces within old ones. An existing building is recycled by integrating a new … Read more

Money is the root of all evil in the wrong hands

Money is the root of all evil in family inheritance disputes Money is the root of all evil. So true, unfortunately. Sophie thought as she waited, deeply appreciative that Bea had the capacity and willingness to translate the letter.   I always have to laugh a lot when you write about your kids and your … Read more

How could a man do what Opa did to Alida?

How could a man do what Alida’s husband did?     How could a man do what Opa did to Alida? Sophie thought as she sat on the couch, typing some of the new developments in Alida’s story. Bea emerged from the spare room with another armful of paperwork. ‘I found many things I have to … Read more

Family time is important to so many people

Family time became an even more precious aspect of people’s lives this last Christmas Family time was destroyed for many as Covid restrictions wreaked havoc on planned gatherings and travel across the country, let alone around the world. Christmas and New Year can be a real pressure point for family in any year due to the … Read more

Review of 2020 is important for the New Year

Review of 2020 is what we do at this time of year Review of 2020 is important to our plans for the New Year. Even in WA where we’ve had minimal impact, Covid has prompted us to review our lifestyle in many ways. How did you spend the time we had in lock-down? Many people … Read more

Looking through photos gives many clues

Looking through photos generates discussion Looking through photos with Bea on the second evening after the meeting at Alida’s grave with the retired nurse, Sophie’s aunt said, ‘Institutions that I visited as a social worker nearly always had a split church like this one where Alida was. Most people were always sitting doing nothing which … Read more