All posts filed under: Australia

Time to write!

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Acceptance / Australia / Friends and family / Gratitude / Music

It is weeks since I wrote anything on my blog! Not necessarily a bad thing. Instead I decided to start a hand-written journal to capture some of the experiences of living through a pandemic. A strange experience for all of us and continues to be pervasive one way or another. As I go about my day I think of things to blog about but before I know it, the day has gone. One thing that […]

Favourite Colours

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AFL / Art / Australia / Australian Rules Football / creativity / creativity enhancement

What are your favourite colours? Do you have them liberally spread throughout your home? The book, A Year of Creativity by Brenda Mallon asks: Are you sensitive to colours (colors) that go together or colours that clash? Brenda Mallon That got me thinking about my home and the colours I have chosen throughout. I took some pics to give a sample of what appeals to me. None of these choices came from logic – they […]

Magpie

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Australia / Garden / Magpies / Poetry

Daddy Magpie It is a blissful day to fly The sun shines on my wings – the shiny black feathers and the gleaming white I am proud of who I am! I hear movement in the house beyond -the human is out and about I know I am safe – we have history She feeds my youngest who squeaks all day I trust her – she’s okay She looks at me and I at her […]

Kalbarri West Australia

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Australia / Holidays

Last week we had a few days in Kalbarri. Here are some of the photos taken during our stay there – most are taken at Rainbow Jungle Bird Park. Many of the birds were in enclosures and I didn’t enjoy taking photos through the metal grids. Some were free to fly in the bigger enclosure. We stayed in a AirBNB house with a pool (which we only used once!) and great views of the Indian […]

Many Happy Returns

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Acceptance / Australia / beautiful / Friends and family

Well I have heard of people who have ‘near-death’ experiences where their life flashes before their eyes. I didn’t know that having a 65th birthday could also bring on this phenomenon! A little bit of background – nearly ten years ago we moved from Perth to the South West of Australia. I didn’t have much prior knowledge of the region so there are not a lot of cues for past memories. It is a bit […]

South West Australian Wildflowers

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Australia / beautiful / flowers / gardening / Nature / Uncategorized

I did a blog recently about the Busselton Wildflower Exhibition and my involvement in promoting the event that was held last Thursday and Friday. Below is a gallery of most of the flowers on show at the Exhibition. There are strict rules about what flowers can be picked in the wild and the quantities allowed so as not to impact on their sustainability for future years. I found it impossible to choose just a few! […]

A trip to Darwin …

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Australia / Nature / Numbulwar

A week ago we arrived home from a short holiday to see family in the Top End or Darwin, Northern Territory. It is about 4,800km N/NE of where we live. We visited the Aviation Museum as you will gather from the photos above. I was really taken with the size of the B52 Bomber. It was a central feature and the other planes were placed around it. I actually bumped my head on it (trying […]

2019 and all that …

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Acceptance / Australia / Friends and family / Geography / Gratitude / retirement

I am thinking about next year and where to focus my interest and my energies. I am not one for New Year’s resolutions or for setting goals but I like to pause and consider what I want to include or change in my year ahead. 2018 was a pretty good year for me. It was very busy and enjoyable year with my U3A (University of the Third Age) commitments. It was one of those years […]

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Australia / Philosophy / Uncategorized

This time last week we arrived in Perth after our week’s holiday in Darwin. We had a really good and relaxing time. Great to see my son and grandsons as well. The weather was fabulous – around 30-35 degrees. It was so good to be warm! Below are some photos from Darwin Museum and Art Gallery, The Botanic Gardens and Darwin Wharf. We also went to Bachelor (about 105km south of Darwin). In the 1950’s […]