Magic in the mountains

The Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival is held each year around the winter solstice, and is a community event that brings artists, musicians, drummers, dancers and the wider community together. The sense of fun amongst people who were gathering for the parade was fantastic, with singers, drummers and a samba group all creating as much …

Autumn

Autumn has slowly pushed aside summer. The temperatures are dropping, along with the leaves. We took a trip up to the Blue Mountains National Gardens at Mount Tomah, which along with the native trees, hosts pockets of European and North American flora. There is something reassuringly familiar about seeing conkers on the ground, and I …

After the fire

The smell of smoke had long subsided, and we took a trip into the forest to see what effect the back-burning of ground litter had had. There’s something beautiful about the red dust that our vehicle kicks up, as we go deeper and deeper into the forest. Nowhere in the UK has earth this vibrant …