I'm being political today. So what is the connection with backwater Grafton and Libya; well I have a very good friend who lived there for a long time and he regularly brought me gifts when he was back in Australia and told me tales of the beauty of the country and it's people. I treasure this tile at the moment as it is a common tile, the kind you find all over Libya, the kind you find in the ordinary homes of the ordinary people. I think the fish is a sign of good luck, they certainly need it at the moment.
It looks like a terrible civil war is developing and I know my friend is worried about all the Libyans he knows there.
I also have some less salubrious items. His books are the crazy ramblings of a mad person. I have seen his "Green Book" being burnt and stamped on a number of times in the news. I also bet a few watches have also been dashed against the pavements.
It seems the crisis is worsening every day and I am sure I am not alone in feeling helpless towards the ones who always suffer, women and children.