WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF RICK RUTHERFORD’S COUNTRY

We Are All In This Together!

It has been ages since I’ve been here. And how life – and the world – has changed since last time! This has always been my ‘safe place’ to come … to ruminate, to share, to process and to make sense of the world around me. But how does one make sense of the present world in which we live? I’m no ‘master of understatement’ when I say that not a lot has made sense … Read more

Going Forward – Looking Back

I have really laboured over trying to write this latest blog. Initially for the fact that I have been so preoccupied juggling three jobs which had all landed on my doorstep at the same time. And then, in the space between starting the first draft and now – three weeks later – the world has changed so dramatically that it is really staggering to look back and note how planet earth, and everyone upon it, … Read more

A Time To Speak …

Some time ago I wrote a short piece on Instagram, which was in turn translated over to my daily Facebook feed, relating to the decline of communication in this day and age, especially given the many devices and means with which we all now have at our disposal to relate to one other. In recent days the same issue has come back again and again to be of major concern in my world and has … Read more

YouTube Performance!!

Though reticent to do it, and having resisted for some time … I’m now on YouTube, with my very first House Tour which I have done in collaboration with marketing my Christmas book ‘A Christmas Memory … Wroxton Revisited’. I’d love you all to have a look and will be very interested to know what you think (via the Contacts Page on the website here or via email, Facebook etc). And of course the book … Read more

Recent Ramblings

‘In An Instragram’! There is nothing anyone can possibly ever say to explain to me the motivation of a person who intentionally causes distress to another, especially when the person on which they inflect their behaviour is completely unknown to them. It is an evil that escalates within the world in which we live and the hearts of many men – people who I simply cannot fathom and whose behaviour I abhor. It’s an evil … Read more

Sleep In Heavenly Peace

The human mind is the most wondrous, fascinating, amazing and sometimes even unfathomable thing. It seems that it retains so much, blocks so much, processes so much, and – sadly for some – can on occasions turn the rational and straightforward into the opposite, thus causing torment. It can bring things back to the fore at the most unexpected times and in the most unanticipated circumstances. A memory can be triggered by the simplest of … Read more

I Got My Mojo Back!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, not quite, but here at Wroxton plans have been in place for decorating themes – some brand new and some familiar, plus all sorts of great gatherings and activities – since back in February. Yes, February! I’m not exactly sure why there was such a fixation with it all so early in the year. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that this past … Read more

To Live Another Year …

I am beginning to understand more and more that this is where I come to make sense of things. As a journalist and author of many years, I’ve always written because it has been my profession. I have written on everything from interior design and Christmas observances to interior products, accommodation venues, weddings celebrations, jewellery and fashion, recreational four-wheel driving, retailing and endless marketing and promotional campaigns. I’ve been the overseeing managing editor on productions … Read more

Until Civility Returns!

It’s a changing world, and in so many ways not for the better! I know I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it until it is no longer the case, but we live at a time where so many feel disenfranchised and detached; where the simple connection between people has been eroded to such a degree that many have lost the ability to socialise and interact with  the most basic degree of care … Read more

Making Sense Of It All

One can always learn new things … and glean wisdom and knowledge from the experience and knowledge of others. The trick is to have the ears to listen and the heart to receive … not to mention the brain to decipher it all. One of my present jobs is working for a local publisher, co-ordinating product pages and club profiles for what is Australia’s most esteemed woodworking magazine. This brings me into contact with a … Read more