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Thank heavens, I thought as I watched the raindrops crashing into my windowpane and gale-force winds turning umbrellas inside out. Thank heavens that February is the month of Saint Valentine. Suddenly love is the air, despite the snow and ice and temperatures that would freeze the nose off a brass monkey in the Northern hemisphere and bring the blood to boiling point down under. So instead of sitting in your armchair wondering in a disconsolate sort of way where you can go to avoid the extremes, let your…

Whale shark - a delightful swimming companion -Ningarloo Reef

My favourite New Year message for 2014 came from my brother, David. RISK more than others think is safe CARE more than others think is wise DREAM more than others think is practical EXPECT more than others think is possible. I love it and couldn’t help wondering to myself how to apply his thoughts to us home exchangers. Let’s take the first rule: Risk more than others think is safe. I have an idea that we all do this already; it’s what instantly separates us from the others. What…