Month: May 2013

Facing my own mortality

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Friends and family / Gratitude / Meaning of life and that stuff / Wisdom

We get focused on the time we spend here on this Earth and don’t always see the bigger picture. I would like to share my thoughts on this with you…I had a very strange experience recently. It had been a lovely evening with friends staying overnight. I was tired when I went to bed but then I had one of those “Ah Ha!” moments. It wasn’t necessarily a good experience though. I realised that no […]

Welsh music blog with special guest Don Wright

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beautiful / Don Wright / Friends and family / Music

  “The first tune is the hymn Calon Lan (‘Pure Heart’). The written ‘a’ in ‘Lan’ has a little ‘roof’ over its head (‘^’) – it rhymes with ‘barn’ as opposed to ‘ban’. The tune is by John Hughes (1872-1914). The words were first penned by his friend Daniel James (1848 -1920), a Welsh bard who worked at the old tinplate works at Landore just outside Swansea, the current site of Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium. […]

Mystery muck, marron and Mojo’s

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Blog 2013 / food and diets / Friends and family / funny / You must be kidding?

Last Christmas my son and daughter-in-law gave us a generous voucher for a meal at their favourite restaurant, Mojo’s in Bunbury. Because we don’t often go to Bunbury we were at risk of the gift voucher expiring before the end of the financial year. We made a booking for lunch on Thursday (yesterday). We were both looking forward to having a feast and a pleasant day out. On our drive to Bunbury (about 50 kms […]

Weekly photo challenge: Escape

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beautiful / Geography / Nature / South Western Australia / Weekly Photo Challenge

ESCAPE TO THE CAPE  CAPE NATURALISTE IN SOUTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA The Cape Naturaliste Region incorporates Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup and the Margaret River Wine Region. It is said that “the delicate beauty of nature and the handiwork of man combine to form a paradise of unlimited variety.” And I am very lucky to live right in the midst of it 🙂 cheers Lorraine

I am at my happiest when I am…

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I am at my happiest when I am: Reading a good book that I can’t put down Dining out at a good restaurant or winery with family and friends Talking with friends and family about shared interests Walking down the beach, a pleasant neighbourhood or bushland Reading or writing about something that is insightful Writing a well-researched document with a professional finish Using the internet especially exploring WordPress tools for blogs and websites plus the […]

Do you have an inner wimp?

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Blog 2013 / forgiveness / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Psychology / Self acceptance

I do and I am not happy about it! I sometimes get angry with myself when I allow my inner wimp to have its way. I feel ashamed of myself when I take the easy way out and avoid a situation. I shared this with a friend and she suggested that we all experience this from time to time. I am reminded that when I try to resist something it only becomes a stronger force […]

If I could say just one thing about blogging…

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Blog 2013 / Weekly Photo Challenge / Writing

If I was to give a new blogger some advice, I would say to write as often as you can and enjoy it. The more often you write, the easier it will get. Ideas for topics pop into your head. If you write regularly you will probably find and start to follow some interesting fellow bloggers with similar interests and this is an unexpected pleasure! When I started my blog at the end of 2011 […]

Top ten reasons to eat cake!

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Blog 2013 / food and diets / Friends and family / funny / You must be kidding?

I like cake. I like almost any sort of cake. I don’t eat it very often however there are lots of good reasons to indulge. Such as:   All those calories give me energy to clean the house I am assisting the economy by being a good consumer I don’t want to offend my friend by saying no It tastes good and is a momentary pleasure – which must be good for me Most cakes […]