Summer on Bowen

I posted this on Facebook yesterday, and although there is some overlap in audience, for the most part there is not.  So enjoy.

Summer is really here on Bowen Island, it’s 21 degrees Celsius today with sunshine and blue blue skies. My garden is bursting with new growth and flowers. How lucky am I?


My recently sown veggies are showing their little green heads and the 60+ years old rhododendron planted when my house was first built, is exploding in it’s pinkness.

This rhodo is dear to my heart …. covered in brambles and barely able to breath when I first bought this little house 15 years ago, it has managed to resurrect itself into something stunning. Rhodos grow wild in Ireland and in Nepal so when I see this rhodo daily – in all it’s glory, I am reminded of the love of family and friends in these countries.

It is good to feel so alive.


This lovely burst of summer is a gift from Bill & Chris Malcolm - beautiful :-)

This lovely burst of summer is a gift from Bill & Chris Malcolm – beautiful 🙂

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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