About

Away from law, justice & the courthouse, the wrangling courts & stubborn law, I live in a farmhouse on a little farm called Fat Lawyer Farm where I do down-homey things like being in the kitchen, sewing & knitting & getting into dirt & digging.  It’s where I am but a simple farmhouse lawya.

I enjoy handcrafts, making & creating, especially knitting & sewing.  I love arts & craft generally especially old cloth dolls & making rag dolls.  I enjoy vintage dolls, teddy bears etc. I enjoy all things worn & rustic.  I love repairing, fixing & making-over.  It could be home decor, furniture or dolls.  I love antiquing, brocanting, the vintage & rustic.  I love history.  Earlier times.  The old.  Our house remains a work in progress, progress and more progress so always something to do 🙂

Our little property of 12.5 acres – which I manage – is situated just minutes from the town (village) of Angaston in the heart of Barossa Valley wine country in Sth Australia.  Barossa Valley is Australia’s premium grape growing & wine-producing region & a top tourist destination.

I’m a lawyer by education & profession, a barrister & solicitor (attorney in the USA) admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of South Australia & High Court of Australia. My areas of interest are criminal law, human rights, ethics, morality & natural law, social justice, civil & political rights, international & comparative law & legal history. 18485844_10210358965508330_3079801605407498248_n[1]

Over the years, I came to see that there is no ideal greater than liberty.  Indeed, liberty is the one abiding principle at the heart of all we do, all we are.  Without liberty life would be nothing.

I also realized that the moral component of representing the ‘less popular’ means you are always trying to promote good in the world, a good within a ‘cura personalis‘ framework.

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In the mid 80s I moved abroad to the USA where I lived for near 17 years in Alabama, Tennessee, Florida & Texas all the time working in the law primarily criminal defence, social justice & anti death penalty advocacy.

 

I post whenever I can, which could be any time.  No pre-set regularity like daily or weekly.  I may even post multiple times in a day or not at all for a while.  Quite ad hoc. I’m also at Facebook & Instagram.

I’m not a photographer so don’t expect drop-dead gorgeous images like you see on many sites.  Of course this blog is not about photography nor am I advertising my photography skills.  This blog is for fun, interest & sharing & the images are simply a part of the mix.  Enjoy!

* Doing my best always to cite sources & give credit where due. Please contact me if I have not or I have made a mistake in using an image or citing a source. Thank you. 

* I am a lawyer, but nothing you read in this blog is legal advice. I am not your lawyer. You can get legal advice when you formally hire a lawyer.  Best advice I can give is speak to my husband, a criminal trial lawyer. He ‘lives’ in courtrooms.  I live in the farmhouse ergo farmhouse lawya 🙂

 

 

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  1. Gday witchy. I have a small collection of metters wood stoves about a thousand now spread over an acre here in the barossa. Most from abandoned paddocks rubbish dumps river beds and wa goldfields. Some date back to the 1890s about 70 years earlier than the 2v royals of the 1960s. Looking for a Metters Barossa No3 so the search goes on. Peter Goers wants me to do a show on the ABC radio but not being much of a people person will see what happens. Bye.

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