Author Archives: Renae Lucas-Hall

My Mum, Valerie Lorraine Hall, Has Been Awarded The Medal of the Order of Australia

Three years ago, I nominated my mum, Valerie Lorraine Hall, for a Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of her decades of dedicated charity work. After a long wait, I’m thrilled to announce she has been included in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours List and will be formally awarded the OAM in September. […]

Stylish “Sushi at Home” with Yumi Gomi’s Cookbook

I just spent a delightful weekend making all kinds of stylish sushi from Yuki Gomi‘s popular cookbook, “Sushi at Home: The Beginners Guide to Perfect, Simple Sushi“. For years, I’ve been making the same sushi but now I’ve learned all sorts of wonderful, innovative alternatives. I was able to make this sushi with the generosity […]

Kyoto Journal’s “Cultural Fluidity” Issue and My Review of Honeybees and Distant Thunder

Kyoto Journal’s latest issue, “Cultural Fluidity”, is now available to download. Overflowing with captivating content, Magda Rittenhouse‘s poignant piece on Ryuichi Sakamoto, the “godfather of electronic music”, brought tears to my eyes. Li Zizi’s Chinese flower paintings are breathtaking. There are also compelling features on jazz, punk music, and the rich history of Noh and […]