Australia has evolved from a nation of tea drinkers into one of passionate, true-to-Italian-immigrant espresso consumers.
On 19 March, 1932, after nine years of planning and building, more than a million Australians crossed the newly opened Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest arch bridge in the world. This revised edition of Peter Spearitt's biography of the Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in March 2012. It tells the extraordinary story of the Bridge's design and construction, the drama of its official opening, and the way it has taken a central place in Sydney's celebrations and become a much-loved symbol of the city. The Bridge has inspired great art and drawn visitors from all over the world to marvel and climb it, yet is still so familiar that Sydneysiders refer to it endearingly as the coathanger. The Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates not only a magnificent structure, but the people who use it.
This book is about my journey with my husband and Honey last year, taking us into adventure and a healing journey. It is a journey on which we nearly died in Spain but came to France triumphant and ready to live our lives to the fullest.
This journey is one of many, but this journey is the latest and the one that brought me here. I have done all sorts of jobs in the past, but the one I enjoyed the most was working with people as a rainer/teacher, enabling people do be the best that they could be and enjoy life to the fullest. So in a sense, I was a motivational coach before coaches became popular. In the end, I had to work on myself more, and it is this journey that has become a healing journey on a road less traveled. I have followed a spiritual path for at least twelve to fourteen years. Now I have come to live in France, only being here less than two months on this date. I have come here with my husband of just a year and our dog to a lovely old farmhouse with an acre of orchard, a vegetable garden, a copse, and four hens. I have always been in love with the earth and have walked miles to raise money for earth charities. I paint, I love making things and creating in most ways. I am extremely lucky and excited by life.
First published in 1855 and reissued here in the second edition of that year, this two-volume work celebrates the life of the author, wit and clergyman Sydney Smith (1771-1845). A founder of the second Edinburgh Review, Smith is best remembered for his entertaining observations and witticisms. The work comprises a memoir, written by Smith's daughter Saba Holland (1802-66), and a selection of letters, edited by Sarah Austin (1793-1867). Together, the volumes offer private insights into a man who lived much of his life in the public eye. Sharing her father's sense of humour, Holland peppers her memoir in Volume 1 with many of his best jokes, while also emphasising his character as a compassionate clergyman, loving father and dutiful friend. Volume 2 continues with Smith's letters, selected for the light that they shed on his character.