Announcement: PGS the movie to screen at International Holistic Medicine Summit in US ~

Dr. Norm Shealy, a renown neurosurgeon and a legend in holist medicine – the man is said to have brought holistic medicine to the west – has invited me to screen my movie at a major International Holistic Medicine Summit mid next month, in Kansas City.

The film is still not complete, so it will be a work-in-progress screening, however I see it as a fabulous opportunity to have the film seen by some of the top medical intuitives from around the world.

Speakers at the three day summit include a Who’s Who of intuitive medicine, including Caroline Myss. Both Caroline and Norm Shealy feature prominently in my film.

We are working now to get the film in shape – I have Olivier Fontenay, the best colourist in the country and one of the best in the world – doing a temp grade for me. And Wayne and Libby Pashley at the incomparable Big Bang Sound will do a temp sound mix.

Editor Rishi Shukla has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to get everything in order for this work to happen smoothly. I thank them all.

After the screening Jennifer and I will be meeting up with Lee Carroll, Dr. Judith Orloff, Dr. Francesca McCartney, and James Van Praagh to show them the film. They are all key interviewees in the film, and we hope to gather their support for the release, next year at 4:44pm on the 4/4.

So, more traveling coming up. It will be daunting to have the first screening of the film in front of such intuition luminaries – but I feel the film will hold up…

I’ll let you know!

Announcing release of PGS the Movie – 4:44!

I’m thrilled to announce the release date of my movie PGS – Intuition is your Personal Guidance System.

It will be at 4:44pm on the 4th of April next year – 4:44 @ 4/4.

We’re calling it our 444 release!

For those of you familiar with this blog, 444 has been a very powerful number for this film. I had a prophetic dream nearly three years ago now which prompted me to make the film – and I woke up out of that dream at 4:44am.

I thought at the time that this seemed strange, to wake up from such a powerful dream at 4:44, so I Googled: What does 444 mean? Here is what I read:

444 asks that you pay attention to your intuition and inner-wisdom as your connection with your angels and the angelic realm is very strong at this time. You are encouraged to continue on your current path as your drive and determination will lead to success and fulfilment.

Angel Number 444 is a message that the angels and Archangels are with you, encouraging and guiding you. They are offering you positive energies, inner-strength and support to enable you to get the work done that you need to. They know and understand that you have been toiling diligently towards your goals, and encourage you to continue on your current path to achieve the success and results you desire. Use your strong connection with the angelic realm to your benefit and be open to their promptings and messages. Listen to your intuition and follow its guidance.

Basically, at that moment I had to make a decision as to whether I believed this stuff or not – and I decided to believe it, and act. And so that morning I booked flights to go to India to start filming.

In other words, 444 prompted me to make the film.

Here is the original blog that I wrote at the time:

So we’ll be releasing off our own platform on Video on Demand – and we’ll probably have an “event” red carpet theatrical premiere in San Francisco to coincide with the release.

We’ll follow up with Cinema on Demand screenings in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Other territories will follow.

Soon we’ll be launching our marketing campaign – we’re giving ourselves nearly 12 months to market the film.

There will be a book of the film available on release as well.

We’re all very excited. The film is still in post production but looking fantastic. Very powerful, very engaging – the first film to really show you how intuition works, and how you can use it to lead a more fulfilling life.


The first Camino Festival in Australia!

I met Tony Jacques at a desultory Camino dinner gathering in Sydney.

I say desultory because everyone at the dinner was happy in their own self-appointed cliques. Newcomers like Tony and Ce were greeted cursorily, then ignored.

Jennifer and I didn’t ignore them.

We chatted to them throughout the evening  – and they told us they wanted to walk the Camino. Tony had Sleep Apnea, which would require him carrying heavy medical gear. Ce had two bad knees which would require replacements.

We gave them some advice, and encouragement, and we wished them luck!

We kept in touch later and Tony and Ce did walk the Camino. As I was to learn later, what Tony says he’s going to do, he does. Quietly, steadily, without fuss.

Tony doesn’t present as a go-getter. He’s quiet, deferential, self-effacing – but that belies an intensity, a keen-eyed focus and a grit that, I discovered later, made him one of the military’s top bomb disposal experts, both in the UK then later in Australia.

Military life also instilled in him formidable organisational skills.

He and Ce live in the Blue Mountains, 2hrs drive west of Sydney. The next thing I know, Tony has invited Jennifer and myself to the  inaugural Blue Mountains Supporters of the Camino dinner. They’d joined forces with a couple, Rowan and Margaret, who run the iconic Glenella – one of the Blue Mountains’ top restaurants/guesthouses, at Blackheath.

Here is the Blue Mountain Supporters of the Camino website:

And here is their mission statement:

We are here in the Blue Mountains to support all Caminos in Spain and we exist only to share the wonderful spirit of the Camino that so many of us call – life changing, wonderful and amazing…We try to emulate the dinners, conduct training walks in our local, beautiful Blue Mountains and help those who dream of walking and those who have walked and just want to know more, to understand the power and the healing that can be derived from this ancient pilgrimage. Join us to learn, listen, give back or get involved – everyone welcome!

The evening was spectacular – it was informative, inclusive, and friendly. And it was supported by a yummy pilgrim meal, ala the Camino – prepared by Rowan and Margaret and their team of very talented cooks and servers.

Word quickly got around the New South Wales Camino community, and the dinners became regular events. And soon they were sell-outs. Not only were they convivial opportunities to meet others with the “Camino Virus,” but Tony and Ce structured the evenings to include speakers who gave informative talks about their experiences, and for those wanting to walk the Camino, there was always plenty of information available.

During this period I started to get a greater understanding of Tony’s personal qualities. He’s quite a remarkable man. But very low key. And humble. He and Ce walked a few more Caminos, and they began to broaden their Blue Mountain endeavours beyond just dinners – to training walks in the mountains, to informal get-togethers with pilgrims, and now…the first Australian Camino Festival!

It’s a four day event, from February 23rd to 26th at Blackheath, Blue Mountains.

Here is a link to the Festival website:

Here is the blurb:

Celebrating all things Camino:
Walks, talks, photography, workshops, food, wine, art & music of Spain and surrounding countries. There will also be opportunities to attend mass at local churches plus to meet with many other pilgrims or future pilgrims. The event will run over FOUR days and will include an EXPO on the Saturday where various people and organisations will showcase things enabling that camino experience.

Jennifer and I will be holding a half hour talk on how the Camino can change you – that’s on the Saturday afternoon – then I’ll be doing a photographic workshop on the Sunday morning, concentrating on those particular challenges that will confront anyone wanting to take half decent photos whilst walking the Camino.

The workshop will be based on my book, Photo Camino.

If you’re even vaguely interested in the Camino, come along. It should be informative and fun. And there will be great Spanish-pilgrim styled food!

It will be a wonderful opportunity for you to talk to those who have walked it – and find out what you need to know; everything from what to pack to how to handle blisters.

Here are the details:
Registration & info:
Contact Rowan:

Frannie + Lucy

Romantic Road Tour – D7 / Augsburg

Continuing our journey down the Romantic Road in Bavaria – we are constantly knocked out by the way the Germans embrace Christmas. They do it in the smallest and grandest ways – by decorating all their windows with lights or figures of Christmas – or how the councils erect huge Christmas trees in the town squares, and deck the streets out with angel lights…


We stayed overnight in Augsburg, which is quite a large city with a bustling Christmas market. This morning though was Sunday, and things were quieter, so we headed off to one of Augsburg’s most famous attractions – the Fuggerei.

The Fuggerei is an enclave built in the sixteenth century by a wealthy merchant family – the Fuggers – who decided that they would build what was effectively the first socialised housing community.

It exists to this day – and still has residents living in it – small houses, all built the same, all operating off socialised principles.

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We then walked to lunch – to a brewery which is reputed to be one of the oldest in Germany – the Riegele Brewery built in 1386.


Bruce had a beer tasting –


It didn’t take him long…


I had pork loin with home made dumplings, the pork from straw pigs – which means the pigs have rooted around in straw. This somehow makes the pork loin tastier. I can attest to this.


The brewery restaurant had a woodland theme going in the mens’ toilets…


Including a urinal embedded in a tree…


Good for dogs I guess…

We stumbled back to the hotel after a lunch that lasted three hours… never have a Sunday lunch in a brewery if you’re in a hurry… and then in the evening we hit the streets again.

We went to our favourite chocolate shop in all of Germany – Dichtyl’s. This time of the year they specialise in making amazing Christmas choccies…

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We wandered outside, and heard a choir start up singing and playing Christmas Carols. We walked down the street to find high up on a balcony a traditional German band, including trumpets and harp, playing songs, with an attendant choir.

Amazing, and beautiful beyond words.

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We were captivated…


On the way back to the hotel we came across a small Christmas market cum merry-go-round…


Sue wanted a ride on the merry go round but she wasn’t allowed because it was only for children. But she twigged that parents were allowed on to supervise their kids. So she appropriated some children, pretended to be their mother, and rode around on the merry go round, waving to us as she whizzed past…


We had such fun.

This tour is turning out to be an extraordinary experience for us all… and in it being a small group we are able to take advantage of spontaneous happenings that would be more difficult with a larger group.

Each day is filled with moments of surprise and wonder. It’s sad to think that soon it will be coming to an end… but we have some magical stuff coming up in the next few days.

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Romantic Road Tour – D3 / a chilly walk to Rothenburg ~

Today we woke up to snow in Wurzburg .

At least we thought it was snow. It might just have been thick frost everywhere. Whatever it was, it caked the van, and took about 20 minutes to get it off the front windscreen!


We drove out of town about 45 kms south along the Romantic Road to a small village, where I parked, then we headed off to walk the rest of the way into Rothenburg, a stretch of about 12kms.

It was chilly – about minus 3C – but it was breathtakingly beautiful. Later we would all agree that it was one of the most memorable walks any of us had ever done.


We didn’t see one other walker, and only one or two cars on a walk that would take us nearly four hours, what with stopping to  take photos, or to simply marvel at just how damn beautiful it was…

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The cold didn’t bother us at all. We had a great time…


After a while we dropped down into a valley where it was warmer, passing a magnificent Bavarian country manor house –


Then we climbed up again and walked into Rothenburg, into the Christmas Markets…


Ken and I took a cab back to the village to retrieve the van, then we all had dinner at a gorgeous Bavarian tavern. One of our group had a half roast duck – I would have liked to have seen the whole duck because the half was HUGE…


And over dinner we high-fived to a remarkable day’s walking along a frozen Romantic Road.


Romantic Road Tour D1+D2 – Frankfurt to Würzburg ~

For the past 9 days Jennifer and I have been criss-crossing Bavaria finalising details for our Romantic Road tour.

We pride ourselves in handcrafting our tours, finding the very special out of the way places, whether they be restaurants serving the best regional food only the locals know, or the coolest hotels in the best locations, or discovering things to do that will translate into personal experiences that will make the tour something to truly remember.

As of Monday, we completed our “scout,” and we made our way north to Frankfurt to meet up with our group. It’s a small group on this one – we had some late minute cancellations – but that only makes it more fun, more convivial.

After early evening drinks we walked through minus zero temperatures through the Frankfurt Christmas markets then across a bridge and down some winding alleys until we came to a nondescript restaurant down a narrow lane – reputedly the best restaurant in Frankfurt serving genuine home-cooked Bavarian food.

It was magnificent.

Slabs of grilled pork on a huge mound of fried potatoes, sausages and sauerkraut like you’ve never tasted before, deep fried apple-rings with whipped cream that sounds disgusting, but it was glorious. All washed down either with sublime weissbier or local Frankonian white wines.

We walked 3kms back to the hotel, in temperatures which had dropped considerably from when we set out, thankful that we had ingested sufficient calories to keep our body heat up to survival level.

This morning I picked up a nine-seater Mercedes van, and we headed off south to the start of the Romantic Road – Wurzburg, some 120kms away. At 9:30am the temperature was -6.5 C. Yes that’s MINUS 6-point-five Celsius. I don’t know what that is in Fahrenheit, but I guess about 24F or so?

Bloody chilly.

There was snow on the ground and in the trees as we drove south – and it was so so beautiful.

We parked the van by the hotel, and immediately set off on foot to a magnificent fortress on a hill overlooking the town. The walk to the fortress took us across a medieval bridge just as a barge was going through a lock. The barge must have been nearly half a kilometre long!

The fortress was massive, and spectacular – and after visiting the museum inside we headed back into town to check in, before heading out again to visit the city’s palace, called the Residenz. It was like the Palace of Versailles inside – sorry no photography was allowed so I can’t show you pictures – but needless to say it was jaw-droppingly beautiful.

Pre-dinner drinks involved a Wurzburg tradition – of standing on the ancient stone bridge with a mug of hot German alcoholic apple cider, looking up at the fortress above the town, now shrouded in mist.

For dinner a week ago I had pre-arranged something special at the city’s top restaurant – Roast Goose cooked the traditional German Christmas way, with stuffing, red cabbage and huge dumplings. It was delicious!  For dessert we again had traditional Christmas fare of cinnamon infused hazelnut ice-cream with whipped cream and hot cherries.

We walked back to the hotel in the cold – not really feeling the cold though, but invigorated by the briskness of the air, and captivated by the Christmas spirit that surrounded us everywhere we looked, from the decorations in the shop fronts, to the lighted up  Christmas trees in the squares and outside churches, to the distant sound of Christmas carols wafting on the chilly night air. No one does Christmas better than the Germans.

It was a great way to start the tour…
(sorry for lack of pics – internet in hotel is sooooooo slow!)