Month: July 2012

Charters Towers

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Blog 2012 / Geography / You must be kidding?

We recently flew to Townsville in Northern Queensland to see my son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons. It is about as far away as you can get from here and still stay within Australia.I love the northern parts of our country and this was my first trip to northeastern Australia. I really expected it to be old, dusty, outback, full of character and very different to the cities and towns in the south. I was surprised […]

About writing

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Blog 2012 / I believe that... / I feel... / Motivation / Self acceptance / Wisdom

    In the first half of 2012 I commenced university study in a professional writing course. I did two units and I passed both but felt I didn’t want to do any more. It is not cheap and it is a lot of work and pressure. Mid year break came along and I had some time off to reflect. I decided I WILL do the last two units this semester (which starts today). I […]

A long way from home

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Appalachian Trail / beautiful / Friends and family / Geography

Originally posted on <a href="">neanderjoel</a>: <br />11/7/12 1850.0 Lakes of the clouds hut Today I walked most of the ridgeline for the presidential range, a bunch of mountains named after presidents. It was pretty amazing as the second half was all alpine zone so you could see everything. From Mt Webster. Mt Washington is the tallest peak on the horizon. From Mt Eisenhower Me eating Mt Washington from Mt Franklin. Lakes of the Clouds Hut, while climbing…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

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beautiful / Blog 2012 / Dreams / food and diets / Friends and family / funny / love / Uncategorized / Weekly Photo Challenge / You must be kidding?

Today I look at dreaming from a few different perspectives. I hope you enjoy it! cheers Lorraine PS The hungry little bird in the photos was my pet budgie. It was very cheeky and very sweet! The little boy next to the motor bike is my nephew’s son. My brother’s first grandchild. The hot air balloon is part of a feature at a shopping centre in Melbourne.

Cars and sentimentality

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography / Kimberley / love / You must be kidding?

I enjoy scanning my old photos and giving them new life on my computer. I find they help me with ideas to write about. Today I came across an old newspaper cutting from the car ads in the daily paper. I remember I kept it for sentimental reasons. I had to sell my car, for lots of reasons, but mainly that it had a Yellow Sticker and that meant I had to get some major […]

Weekly photo challenge: Movement

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Baby Boomers / beautiful / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography / Kimberley / Pilbara / Weekly Photo Challenge

At the beach this morning I saw a great candidate for this topic. It was the ripples in the sand caused by the movements of the waves. I didn’t bring my camera though! I thought, “I know. I have a great photo of a sand dune with a unique pattern caused by the wind. I searched my photo albums and couldn’t find it. We are not talking digital here! BUT, I did find several old […]

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Originally posted on <a href="">hurdlestohappiness</a>: <br />On this great day of Independence, we give thanks to those who served and continue to serve our country, those who fought for our freedom, those who got us to where we are today, and those who blog about life and interesting topics to keep us entertained. Huh? Okay so maybe not everyone gives thanks to us bloggers on a daily basis, and maybe we don’t have our own holiday, but…

Weekly photo challenge: fleeting moments

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Blog 2012 / Geography / Weekly Photo Challenge

I took my trusty camera with me this morning, on my morning walk to get the Sunday paper and some fresh bread. Fleeting moments were in really short supply! Being winter and Sunday morning it was very quiet. It is also great to see some of the neighborhoods where other bloggers hang out. Even so I took three shots that must be “fleeting” as they can never, ever be exactly the same again.  A moment […]