This photo of “my calm world” here in Tasmania is at odds with the political chaos in the land of my birth.


I am shocked by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

I am not political and voting is not compulsory in the UK. I did not think to register for a postal vote and I admit that I have not read much about the referendum debate. There is more than enough political coverage with a federal election here in Australia on 2nd July.

But I did not expect this result from Britain. The coming days and months will be interesting on a national and global scale.

I hope Britain does not end up with Donald Trump as it’s only friend. The world feels a little crazy right now.