Month: July 2013

Six months into 2013 – the fabric of my life

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Blog 2013 / DP Challenge / food and diets / Friends and family

Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post. In the first six months of 2013 I divided most of my time between doing some consultancy work and being a Committee Member of the Residents Committee of the life-style village where I live. I assisted three community organisations to apply for grant funding and I was also contracted by three private businesses to undertake work on their behalf. During this time I decided to give […]

Weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece

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Art / Blog 2013 / Meaning of life and that stuff

I have a framed print of the above painting by John Longstaff (1862-1941). Titled ‘Breaking the News’, it was painted in 1887. I was delighted to find a Public Domain copy of it online. The painting is located in the Art Gallery of Western Australia. It is a sad painting. When I first saw it I could really identify with the woman holding the child. It was in the mid 1980’s and my marriage had […]

25 July 2013

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Acceptance / Blog 2013 / Social media / Writing

When it comes to blogging, I am running on empty lately! I am distracted by Facebook. I set up a Facebook page for my business and  I am directing my energies in that direction Naturaliste Business Writing Solutions WA It is not as much fun as blogging and difficult to gauge if I am achieving anything or wasting my time. I find that if I do paid ads I get more ‘likes’ but doesn’t necessarily bring […]

If I had one wish…

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forgiveness / Friends and family / I believe that... / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Motivation / Wisdom too late

Fellow blogger, Nancy from Spirit Lights the Way did a post recently titled “If I had one wish…” and it got me thinking. If I had one wish, then what would it be? I know that wishing for world peace is often scoffed at however I am amazed that we are in the 21st Century and there is still so much conflict and suffering in the world. Just think about how much money is spent on […]

Letting go…

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Acceptance / beautiful / Blog 2013 / Friends and family / love / Nature / Values / Wisdom

Falling asleep is difficult this week. No reason why it should be. I try to quiet my mind unsuccessfully. I think about all my family and wonder what they are doing and where they are. I wonder if they are happy and safe. I tell my mind to let go… I realise what I need to let go of is the illusion that I have any control over their well-being. I can hope, pray and […]

They say a change is as good as a holiday

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Blog 2013 / Geography / Nature

I had been really hanging out for a holiday but we were finding it difficult to get away (more due to inertia than being so busy). Eventually we agreed to have two nights in a self-contained apartment in Mandurah, a bit over an hour’s drive from here. I was really taken with the decor in the apartment and took some photos. The apartment, managed by Quest is located near Dolphin Quay as shown in the […]

Getting personal with Project Management

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Friends and family / Meaning of life and that stuff / Values / You must be kidding?

A few days ago I decided I need to write a project plan for my life. I am not sure where the idea came from but I grabbed hold of it anyway! I started jotting down the headings for my plan and adding items under each heading. I thought a chunk of time, say thirty years, would be the time schedule to meet all the outcomes. I have done Project Planning in the workplace and […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Friends and family / Weekly Photo Challenge

The above photos are from old recipe books. My mother, mother-in-law and other generous souls have handed them on to me. I do remember most of the items as being common in the kitchen at the time. Canisters used to be important for things like flour, sugar, tea, biscuits etc. I have a Page dedicated to Nostalgia on my blog and you are very welcome to check it out! Cheers Lorraine

Asbestos country – industrial disaster

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beautiful / Blog 2013 / Geography / Pilbara / Wisdom too late

Wittenoom was once home to many….the following information is quoted from Wikipedia. “Wittenoom is a ghost town 1,106 kilometres (687 mi) north-north-east of Perth in the Hamersley Range in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is the site of Australia’s greatest industrial disaster.   The area around Wittenoom was mainly pastoral until the 1930s when mining began in the area. By 1939, major mining had begun in Yampire Gorge, which was subsequently closed in 1943 […]