Cloc Musical Theatre Review – Les Miserables

 Cloc Musical Theatre Review ‘Cloc Musical Theatre’ Production of Les Miserables- A Review by Michael E Thornley My partner Kim and I had the pleasure of attending the Cloc Theatre Companies production of Les Miserables on 23rd May 2017. It was in fact my first time at seeing Les Miserable live in a theatre production. […]

Rumi – Poet and Scholar

Rumi Quotes The Love and Wisdom of Rumi, Persian Poet & Scholar Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī and more popularly simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian and Sufi mystic.  His work transcends location, ethnicities, time, language and spirituality and has millions of followers the world over. Rumi […]

Emerald City – Grant Dodwell’s Australian National Theatre Live

Grant Dodwell’s Australian National Theatre Live brings Emerald City into cinemas. Recently on my Gypsy Traveller Tour of Eastern Australia, I had the good fortune to be invited to the screening of Grant Dodwell’s Australian National Theatre Live production of ‘Emerald City’ in Nambour, Queensland. Emerald City is a 1987 play by Australian playwright David […]

Synchronicity – signs, signs, everywhere are signs

 Synchronicity – ” the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.”  ….or do they? Seeing ‘signs’ or recognising  interrelated occurrences happens to all of us.  I do not think that anyone could deny this has not happened at least once in their lives. And for many of us it has […]

Family Tree – Curious about Your Origins?

‘Who is in Your Family Tree?… Where to Begin Your Research’ by Michael Thornley   THORNLEY GENEALOGICAL SERVICES (Thornley Genealogical Services on Facebook) Email- michaelthornley@rocketmail.com What is Genealogy? the study of family history the history of a particular family showing how the different members of the family are related to each other Also known as Family […]

Social Media – a great way to make new friends

Over the years Social Media has been blamed for many things such as feeding peoples addictive behaviour; creating face to face communication breakdown; the breaking up of marriages etc. It is not Social Media that is to blame but the choices you as an individual make. In most cases it is used as an excuse for all […]

Live and Experience Your Life’s List – The Gypsy Traveller on tour

Live and Experience Your Life’s List – The Gypsy Traveller on tour  Greetings from Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia. As many of you know I have been ‘Living the Lifestyle‘ that I chose and created for myself. I am a firm believer of ‘just doing it’ and ‘making it happen! I am currently […]

Four Pillars of a Good Life- Health Wealth Love & Happiness

The Four Pillars of a Good Life are – Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness. A ‘Good Life’ is relative to the individual and the ‘4 Pillars of a ‘Good Life– Health, Wealth, Love and Happiness are the main criteria in varying degrees to achieve this goal. Together, they can create the lifestyle you seek and […]