View Royal makes a climate declaration for the future and the 21st century could meet the 1800s at Craigflower Manor

Some 13,000 kilometres away live two little girls who occupy half my heart (the other half is also spoken for). It’s summer there and asphalt melts on days where the temperature is well into the 40s. In some parts of the country, drought is so persistent that kangaroos have fled to the coast – easy…

In the beginning …

Back when I was a reporter – and I promise this blog won’t be a series of back-in-the-day posts – I spent every Monday night at council meetings. No matter how small or large the town, there was always a media table where I, the local print competitors and the broadcast media, would fidget waiting…