Blue Moon

A ‘blue‘ moon?   Not literally of course! The term ‘blue’ moon in recent times has come to refer to the second of two full moons occurring in a single calendar month. This can only happen when there is a full moon early in the month so as to allow for the twenty nine and a half […]

12th Day of Christmas

For those who’ve been reading this blog for the last few months, you will have been following a day by day account from a Mr Whelan’s journal as he sailed from England to Australia 131 years ago aboard the iron clipper ‘Hesperides’ . After 93 days at sea, on the 28th December 1878 he landed […]

The Moon & the Tides

Living by the sea I’ve become very aware of the ever changing tides… their times and their heights. Governed by the moon, there are two high tides and two low tides in each twenty-four hour period, with the lunar cycle taking twenty-nine and a half-days to complete. This means that each day the tide occurs 50 minutes […]

1000 Journals

Need some inspiration for what to do with your journal? Check out the 1000 journals site. In the year 2000, 1,000 journals were sent out into the public domain. Some were placed in a fixed location, and others roamed the world, but wherever they were, they were open to anyone to make an entry – […]