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A Goal Complete

MARGARET RIVER SILK ROAD grows mulberries and cultivates silkworms to produce home-grown Australian silk. The idea for our silk farm came to us in 2003 when we were working for a mining company in Laos.  As managers, we took a visible, active role in the company’s community projects, one of which was to re-establish traditional […]

Free silk in Phnom Phenh

11-15 October: Free silk in Phnom Phenh… Well it feels like it anyway!  Buying boxes full of scarves, bags, clothes at the most beautiful shops in the city without paying a cent!  I just place my order, leave the shop and they send it all home for me!  Wonderful!  Of course reality will come crashing in when I have to […]

On to SIEM Reap

15-18 October: On to Siem Reap (No photos yet attached in this entry…) Flying into Siem Reap was like being part of a news crew covering a natural disaster – huge tracts of land as far as the eye could see were under water (from recent typhoons) with only roof tops and the occasional high ground managing to […]

Stuck by the dreaded lurgy

18 October: Struck by the dreaded lurgy… On my last day in Siem Reap I woke up feeling like a tuk-tuk had run backwards and forwards over me during the night and I immediately scanned back through recent nights for when I might have been bitten by the dreaded anopheles mosquito!  Unfortunately I am never careful in this […]

Falling behind

Friday, October 16, 2009 Falling behind… Hey this blogging is not as easy as it looks!  I am struggling to keep up – I usually try to fill my every waking minute with actually DOING things but when blogging one needs to save some time to WRITE about it all too!  So this one is another […]

Did i say Jarrah boards

Sunday, October 11, 2009 Did I say jarrah boards? It is a woman’s prerogative to change her mind and i have excercised my rights on numerous fronts this week! (This relaxing is all very well but it’s use it or lose it with the brain and my decision-making ability has gone to mush since leaving […]

New house update

Sunday, October 11, 2009 New house update… Well, as one would expect, things haven’t really moved much since the shire dropped their last-minute bombshell on the building licence.  Ross had to really slam on the skids with the building but has been working furiously to hurry along the development application.  (Here is a picture of Ross working […]


Wednesday, October 7, 2009 “Shrek” Hi all, its Rob here again, Amanda has had a big week and probably been too busy to update this site. Judging by the few phone calls that we have had over the last week, she is in full flight and panic mode trying to get everything done before her […]

Another week flies by…

Saturday, October 3, 2009 Another week flies by… What a mad week!  So much has happenned that I am not sure I will remember it all to include here!  No pictures tonight – I will have to add some in later. The mulberries are doing fantastically well in the hothouse.  It is incredible to see how […]

Back again…

Monday, September 28, 2009 Back again… Yes it’s been a while!  Seems the pace just stepped up in the last week (realising that i only have a week or so to go before going to Cambodia has put the pressure on!)  Now, where were we….? These are about half of the 1000 trees given to us […]