Month: September 2013

Mindfulness or situational awareness?

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Blog 2013 / Mindfulness / Wisdom

I was watching at TV show about an investigation into an air crash. The findings revealed that the crew were so busy reading their charts they were not aware that their plane was flying toward a mountain range. The findings said they lacked situational awareness. They were so focused on one task that they lost the big picture of what was happening to the plane – and it ended in disaster with many lives lost. […]

Weekly photo challenge: Saturated

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AFL / Australian Rules Football / Blog 2013 / Weekly Photo Challenge

Make that MEDIA SATURATION! Western Australia has two teams in the Australian Football League (AFL) – West Coast Eagles (my team) and the Fremantle Dockers. The Dockers made it to today’sĀ  Grand Final (you may have already worked that out!) but the Eagles didn’t have a very good year. Unfortunately the Dockers were beaten by Hawthorn (Hawks) but they put up a good fight. Maybe next year? All the articles are taken from today’s paper […]

Gnomesville Massacre

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beautiful / Blog 2013 / collections / funny / Geography / gnomes

This week we had a short break at a Farm Stay in Ferguson Valley – about one hour’s drive from home. It is situated just down the road from Gnomesville. Last year Gnomesville received international attention with the following article on NBC News –Ā  NBC News Gnomesville Massacre. Vandals smashed their way through this special little community – heads were broken off and several gnomes were smashed. The State Emergency Service Volunteer President spoke to […]

What is in a name?

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Blog 2013 / Friends and family / Motivation

My (and their Dad’s) choice of names for my three sons were: Robert Peter – my brothers’ names are Robert and Peter and my Uncle’s name was Peter Roy. My son’s Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather and so forth were all called Robert. I also have a nephew called Robert. We called Robert by his second name, Peter, for some time before reverting back to Robert. Andrew Joseph – My Grandfather’s name was Joseph. We […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: From lines to patterns

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Blog 2013 / Weekly Photo Challenge

Have you ever wondered what to do with yourself while the car wash cleans your car? Easy – take some photos with your smart phone! I did offer to wash the car by hand but my husband suggested we drive to the car wash instead. I didn’t need much convincing šŸ™‚ I took the following photos recently while staying in Mandurah. I posted them once before but I thought they were just made for this […]

Daily Prompt: Regrets – I’ve had a few

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Acceptance / Meaning of life and that stuff / Self acceptance / Wisdom

What’s your biggest regret? How would your life have been different if you’d made another decision? Well let me make it absolutely clear that I wouldn’t change anything in my life as I believe things happen for a reason and our experiences make us the people that we are today! However, I am going to suspend that thought so that I can play around with this blog post. For a start, I would address the […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

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Weekly Photo Challenge

It is really cold and wet here today. One of the photos was taken through the fly wire from my bedroom window and the other through the car window. It was really good to be INSIDE šŸ™‚ Hopefully curiosity will urge you to wonder what these containers have INSIDE. Cheers Lorraine Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (ramblingsofahomeschoolmomma.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge INSIDE (2013weeklyphotochallenge.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (bluejbluej.wordpress.com) Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (ohthethingsweshallsee.com) Weekly Photo […]

Daily Post: on the edge

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beautiful / DP Challenge / Friends and family / Gratitude / love / Meaning of life and that stuff / Self acceptance / Wisdom

Daily Post Challenge – We all have things we need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. Well, what do you do when things don’t go as you hoped or if you hit the proverbially wall? For me, I do the following: take one hour at a time and plan what I want to do in that hour. If things are really bad I might break it down to the […]