Collecting stamps became a new hobby about a year ago and since then I have had to get used to jibes of Bor—riiing! But I remain unrepentant. There is always something knew to learn about the world through the medium of these miniature works of art. The latest fascination today is about the Cocos (or Keeling) islands – now an part of the Australian Federation. I am always fascinated with islands, hence my love of my last parish. Islands exert a particular influence over the culture and nature of their inhabitants.
Check out http://www.cocos-tourism.cc/index.htm for some stunning pictures. The population in 2001 was 618 so how do they do all the things they advertise? Presumably it is like Colonsay where people have several jobs at different time of the year.
Now to look out for Cocos stamps……..