London Town

From Marcelle’s blog – colours of London.

Marcelle Bucher

Why? During the holiday season, I became incredibly envious of all the snaps and posts of the London winter. I had also just purchased a faux suede jacket that had no use in the Australian summer, so… I booked my ticket.

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For the first couple of days, I hopped onto the tube and got off at random stops. The best way to see a place is to get lost, right? It was the more mundane parts of the city that attracted me, like the little side streets and residential areas. Getting lost within these was more exciting than seeing the major attractions swamped with tourists. In saying that, there’s a reason why people swamp these attractions.

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Travelling alone, you do a lot more observing. The…

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Welcome to Marcelle…

I am proud to share one of my love’s blog. I have introduced my niece Marcelle Bucher on blog so unless you are new, you know her. She only started blogging and I accidentally found her. Please welcome her into the blogging community.

Marcelle Bucher

Hello! I’m Marcelle.

I am half Swiss, half Papua New Guinean and have been brought up throughout the South Pacific islands and Australia. I live in the emerging city of Brisbane, Australia however need to escape its confines quite regularly.

I don’t have passions or goals, as yet… just simply living the way I’d like to.

This blog is the diary I’ve always wanted to keep, but never have. Except you should expect more photo than written posts as I don’t consider myself a writer! Welcome to Marcelle…

Posted from Sierre, Switzerland

Jan 31st, 2018

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Hominid Tools; Giant Gemstones Maybe? A Science Discovery in India (Supplied: Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India)

Archeologists are mystified by recent discovery of a series of stone tools found in Attirampakkam, India. Researchers are unsure about the creators of these sharp-edgy collection.

The large collection poses a challenge to the existing prehistoric discoveries about places and movements of humans. Belinda Smith from ABC Science reported that in the Nature, International Science Journal, the discovery of more than  7000 tools showed advanced or more skilled techniques of shaping in these stones.

Shaping techniques such as these dates back to 350,000 years. Researchers say the tools may have been made by an archaic species of hominin, rather than modern humans – but this is not confirmed yet, so it poses quite a few discussions and arguments about the existence of humans and the stone makers.

What if a bunch of giant women were sitting around making their stone jewellery and left these ‘beads’ or their ‘gemstones’?

Okay, no jokes, I do love Science and seriously, this is an interesting discovery.

Read more here.

(Supplied: Sharma Centre for Heritage Education, India)


Super Blue Moon Rise – ABC Australia

Posted 48 minutes ago A man is silhouetted by the moon in sand dunes in Lancelin, north of Perth. ABC News: Andrew O’Connor

More images and stories later. This was the moon before the eclipse.



Judged Five Best Short Story Entries for 2017 Crocodile Prize Competition

Short Story finalists from the Crocodile Prize – Papua New Guinea’s national annual literary competition.

Crocodile Prize PNG

Below are the five best short stories entered for the Short Story Category of the 2017 Crocodile Prize Competition. The numbers of the short stories entered for the 2017 Crocodile Prize Competition was low compared to the previous years. But the quality has been outstanding. The story lines and characters were better developed. The stories were better organised so the build-up to a climax were deliberate and entertaining. The emerging writers have also come from a more diverse background. Electricians to carpenters and Literature students of the University of Papua New Guinea and more. Several of these are first timers who do not identify themselves as writers. The following titles below were the selected short list of the winners after the long process of filing, culling and judging. Only one more process is left, that is: Selection of the overall winner among the 5 winners as identified by the judges.

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Once in a Blue Moon – A Total Lunar Eclipse – Eric Skelton and moon image from Getty images.

We are about to watch a rare science spectacle in Australia tomorrow night. This moon can be seen in other parts of the world, but we get the best seat.

total lunar eclipse will occur on Wednesday, January 31, and it’s also being called many other lunar things, from a Blood Moon to a Blue Moon and a Super Moon.

So what is really going to happen tomorrow night? Here is a good guide to the eclipse from The Conversation.

This is the first time in three years that we have the chance to see a total lunar eclipse from Australia, and the Moon will spend just over three hours passing through Earth’s shadow.

Last year, on August 21, there were a lot of excitement and media coverage of the solar eclipse across America.

The continent-spanning wave of instruments from home-made pinhole cameras to the most sophisticated telescopes followed the eclipse across the U.S.A.

We also had two super moons so far in a close space of a year.  The total lunar eclipse – and third supermoon. A note here as well that there won’ be any full moon in February – but we have two in January. Moon’s appearances are interpreted by many cultures in different ways, and the moon also affects festivity seasons, food harvests and traditional rituals.


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Five entries shortlisted for the 2017 Crocodile Prize Cleland Family Heritage Category Award

Here they are the finalists for 2017 Crocodile Prize (Papua New Guinea Literary Awards) Heritage Writing….

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The 2017 Crocodile Prize Cleland Family Heritage Category received a collection of interesting topics that were written about and sent in. This continues to highlight our rich tapestry of stories which is an intricate and significant part of our Papua New Guinean cultural heritage. Our forefathers created, maintained and strengthened relationships through stories in Papua New Guinea. The skill of storytelling is like a rope being weaved together in varying styles, colours and strength for a perfect bilum to capture and carry the rich and unique culture and heritage of our people. Stories were sacred and were told appropriately and respectfully at the right time. Stories in Papua New Guinea were culturally used for several noble purposes by our ancestors and they were exchanged freely and as gifts. Knowledge was transferred through stories and traditional mark-making. Telling stories was embedded into daily activities. Stories were sung in songs for the…

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Wanted crim who impersonated police busted after they found he couldn’t march

This story is from Papua New Guinea from my Province. It was written by Gabriel Lahoc and appeared on Scott Waide’s blog. Thank you guys.


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A wanted criminal and escapee, who was on the run for nine years, could be the most daring police impersonator in the country, after spending the last three months as a police officer in Finschhafen district, Morobe province.

It is normal to hear of criminals dressed up in uniforms and impersonating police officers especially when commiting a crime, however Adam Peter from Inge Village in Maprik, East Sepik Province, managed to verbally convinced the Police Station Commander at Gagidu station that he was a transferred officer from Batas, West Sepik province.

Morobe Provincial Police Commander, Augustine Wampe, confirmed that the suspect was arrested just over a week ago and is currently awaiting court appearance facing multiple charges.

Adam Peter, the suspected police impersonator introduced himself as Officer Brian Mulo and since October, 2017, he was involved in police operations around Gagidu station in…

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Tribalmystic is storytelling about people, places, and things that have extraordinary stories. Author: Joycelin Leahy

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