Month: November 2013

Weekly photo challenge: Let there be light

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beautiful / Blog 2013 / Weekly Photo Challenge

I have chosen a selection of photos to show light in different forms. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Lorraine Related articles weekly photo challenge: let there be light! ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Light ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let there be light! ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let […]

Pros and Cons of Lifestyle Villages

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Friends and family / seniors / Wisdom

We decided to move into our current home in a Lifestyle Village (a retirement village for people 55 and over) about three and a half years ago. We didn’t look at other Villages and didn’t do much research on the options available. If you are considering moving into a Lifestyle Village there are a lot of things to think about. Acquiring a Lifetime Lease for our property cost about the same as purchasing a similar […]


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Acceptance / Friends and family / Gratitude / Meaning of life and that stuff / Wisdom

We don’t have a Thanksgiving Day in Australia but I thought it a good topic to reflect on for today. I am thankful for many things (that I mostly take for granted). Here are some things that come to mind: Good health and pain-free A happy relationship with my amazing husband Three adult sons and their wives and partners Two gorgeous grandsons Friends and family near and far Bloggers all over the world that touch […]

A memory from the past …

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Acceptance / beautiful / Friends and family / Music

This morning I was transported back in time to 1969 … I was getting a few items from the supermarket and a song came over the PA system. I was taken back to a time with some friends inย  Swan Hill (Victoria) and remembered listening to a good-looking guy playing his guitar and singing Don’t Forget to Remember Me. He seemed to be mesmerised by my friend Rina – as all the boys seemed to […]

Weekly photo challenge: Unexpected

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

Claremont Council Fire click here An unexpected fire changes the course of history … A fire destroyed much of the Claremont Municipal Chambers on 19 November in 2010. It was in this building in 1899 that my great-grandfather, James King was elected the first Mayor of the City of Claremont. The photo below was taken in 2006 of me with my two sisters near the foundation stone laid by our great-grandmother. I was shocked to […]

Daily prompt: Safety first

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DP Challenge / Geography / Indigenous Australians / Numbulwar / You must be kidding?

Share the story of a time you felt unsafe … In 1980 my former husband and I took up an opportunity to work in a remote Indigenous community in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. I was twenty-six at the time with two sons – one was four years old and the other was only six-months old. It was a big adventure for us all. At first I was even scared of the […]

Gardening adventure

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flowers / food and diets / gardening / Mindfulness / Nature

The last few weeks I haven’t spent much time in front of the computer. It has been great to get outside and do some gardening for a change. It all started with my youngest son’s discovery of an above ground garden bed. He bought it on my behalf and then delivered it to our home. It is BIG and it will take me some time to get the soil level up higher but I figure […]

Daily prompt: FAQs

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Blog 2013 / Dreams / Job interviews / Mindfulness / The workplace / Uncategorized / Wisdom

In considering this topic I thought about someone interviewing ME and what questions I would like them to ask. I came up with some interesting questions but I will need to take some more personal time-out to think about my responses. In the meantime I thought I would share these searching questions with you ๐Ÿ™‚ and the frog! 1. Do you have any long-term goals/dreams for the future? ย 2. What do you believe to be […]

Weekly photo challenge: Layers

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Layers brought to mind the way we dress when we are not sure what weather the day will bring. I found this advertisement in the Melbourne Herald dated 5 December 1956! I have a small collection of old newspapers and they have some real gems about life in the 1940s and 1950s. Considering that the ad, posted in December 1956 (summer time) it would have been suitable for the unseasonable weather that Melbourne is famous […]

Daily Prompt: Ten Questions

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Wisdom

What is your favorite word? Catalyst (as in catalyst for change) What is your least favorite word? No What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Nature (ocean, forest … ) What turns you off? Unreasonable rules! What is your favorite curse word? S..t (I only use it when I have a close call in the traffic – it just seems to come out of my mouth without thinking) What sound or noise do you […]