Month: March 2012

What others think of me is none of my business!

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Blog 2012 / Journal Blog / Motivation / Self acceptance

I subscribe to a number of different and amazing blogs. Each is quite unique and satisfies my curiosity and interest about a range of different things. Some are really funny or witty – clever and I get a good chuckle :-). I also subscribe to some that are very inspirational with beautiful pictures, amazing quotes and uplifting stories. There are some blogs that I like because I have become fond of the people who write them because there […]

Weekly photo challenge – through

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Blog 2012 / Uncategorized / Weekly Photo Challenge

OK – I have a few examples of “through” for this week’s photo challenge. 1. THROUGH my office window I could see the Honeyeater enjoying itself 2. I could see from the items on the lawn that the kangaroos have been THROUGH here recently 3. We are THROUGH with smoking at our workplace Cheers for now Lorraine Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Through ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Through ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Through ( Weekly Photo […]

Some snippets from my past week…

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Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography / I feel... / Philosophy / Self acceptance

snippet one: I order my groceries online and they are delivered to my kitchen! It is a great service. There is a little bit of skill (or patience) in doing an online order. It still takes time even though I don’t have to leave the house. When something is unavailable I  get an email apology. This week the loo paper I ordered were sold out so they said “We hope we have not affected any essential plans you […]

Kimberley region of Western Australia

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beautiful / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography / Kimberley / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized

In the 1980’s I lived in the Kimberley in North Western Australia. I lived in Fitzroy Crossing and later in Derby, before moving to the city (Perth). It is an amazing part of our country. So harsh and yet so beautiful. In the wet season (anytime between November and April) the roads can flood and even be washed away. It can be very dangerous on the roads. The sky was so dramatic – the lightening […]

Post cards aka snail mail :-)

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collections / Friends and family / Geography / post cards / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized

Here is a sample of the postcards I have in my collection. It is interesting to read the short notes on the back of them. They go back several decades. I found one written by my Uncle Chris in World War II. His words to his mum were “Still alive and well” – they were the most important words! I hope you enjoy having a browse at my collection. I love the ones that come […]

Secret womens’ business

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / PostaDay 2011 / Wisdom

If you are female and born between 1946 and 1963 I need your help! As part of my writing course I need to conduct a survey and I want to do it online. I want to show the wisdom, knowledge, the regrets and inspiration of baby boomer women. I need about ten more volunteers who are willing to answer 11 questions online. It will only take about 5-10 minutes and it will be completely confidential. I will use some […]

Appalachian Trail meets Aussie – a walk in the woods!

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Appalachian Trail / Blog 2012 / Dreams / Friends and family / Journal Blog / Uncategorized

As of today, my son has 6 month visa in America and he will take on the challenge of walking the Appalachian Trail. I am so pleased for him that it has worked out so well. No doubt he will have some challenges ahead but I am sure he is up for it. A few years ago he decided to walk the Bibbulmun Track (for more information on this walk trail see  It goes from Perth to […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual

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Blog 2012 / Dreams / Friends and family / Uncategorized / You must be kidding?

This photo for today’s Weekly Photo Challenge is of my youngest son trying out his new wet-weather gear in readiness to fly to the US and walk the Appalachian Trail, starting at Atlanta. I often dream that I am flying to America. It is a recurrent dream (nightmare) and is always packed with disaster. I dream that I: forget my passport lose my passport miss the plane go on the wrong plane I can’t get […]

beauty and/or brains :-)

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beautiful / Blog 2012 / PostaDay 2011

Some time ago I saw a wonderful poster of a woman with the caption, “I know I am intelligent, I want you to say I am beautiful!” So at last my wish has come true – I received a Beautiful Blogger Award from! How wonderful to be considered worthy of this award. Thanks so much imexcited! I would now like to nominate the following for the Beautiful Blogger Award: Thank […]

Welcome to my coin collection!

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / coins / collections / Geography / post cards

I have been passively collecting coins since I was quite young. I say passively because the coins have come my way (in my change or from other people) and not me seeking them out. I sorted them today for the first time. I know I should have studied but this seemed more urgent! I have coins and some notes from the following countries: Australia (of course), old currency plus the decimal coins New Zealand Singapore England […]