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Day 6 of 7 days and 7 photos

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7 photos in 7 days / Blogging / collections / harmony / Just for fun

Today’s photo, below, is of a canvas art painting I have in my office/creative space. I find it so relaxing to sit in my comfy chair and lose myself within the painting. It seems to relax and energise at the same time. Every time I look at it I see some different detail or how different light shows up the different colours. The image at the top was done using a colouring-in iPad app. I […]

Day 5 of 7 days of 7 photos

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7 photos in 7 days / beautiful / Blogging

I decided to divert from the flower theme of the last few days. Today I took a photo of one of my favourites – a cup and saucer I bought at Westminster Abbey gift shop in 2008. It was my first ever trip to London and I was in love with the history and architecture. I am also a fan of miniatures and fine china. It all came together in the gift shop where I […]

Day 4 of 7 photos in 7 days

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7 photos in 7 days / Australia / Blogging / flowers

Lesson 101 – always check the memory card is in the camera! Twice now I have forgotten – hopefully I have mastered that one now! This plant below was a gift to me from fellow blogger QP & Eye who I was lucky enough to meet due to COVID19 putting a halt to her travels throughout West Australia for several weeks earlier this year. It was great to meet Linda and her husband and then […]

What does it mean to be a writer?

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Acceptance / all about words / Balance / Blogging / life long learning / mistakes

I haven’t really thought about this question until now. On completing a five week course in Creative Writing today I am almost ready to hang up my pen! I didn’t research the course in great depth as I just thought it would be great to do during this time of home isolation. In fact the course was geared very much toward writing fiction novels and the development of character, scenes, point of view, momentum etc. […]

What is blogging about for me?

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all about words / Anonymity / Balance / Blogging / family history / Gratitude / privacy / sharing

I started this blog about ten years ago with the idea it would be an avenue for me to write regularly. At times I DO write regularly however it often has quiet spells where I have nothing to much to say. Do you ever get asked “What is blogging anyway?” I try to answer it but I can’t find adequate words to describe the experience. Last year I was leading a philosophy discussion group so […]

1000 posts: So much to say, so little time!

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Blogging / Meaning of life and that stuff / Photography / pressure to perform / Study / technology

This is my 1000th post! It has taken me a seven years to get here. It has become part of my day-to-day life. I don’t write all that often now but love to read other bloggers’ adventures and do the Photo Challenge most weeks. On 8 May I will be leading (as a volunteer) a University of the Third Age class of eight people (seniors) in Blogging for Beginners. I hope to be able to […]

Ten good reasons to start a blog

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Blogging / Journal Blog / Just for fun / Photography / Uncategorized

I have agreed to share the knowledge I have gained over six years blogging with some fellow community members through our local group of the University of the Third Age (U3A). It is not a paid position but a sharing with like-minded people. It doesn’t commence until May so I have some time to fine tune the content. I started thinking about the many reasons to start a blog and thought I would share a […]

A thank you for the creative ideas

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Blogging / creativity

IDEAS FOR EXPLORING CREATIVITY Recently I asked for some suggestions to assist me in leading a small group of retirees into exploring the creative process. I am very grateful for the great suggestions I received from fellow bloggers: Awakening to Awareness Zero Creativity Learnings Ruths Arc Mind Journeys Ouch My Back Hurts Spirit Lights the Way Many thanks for your excellent ideas. The session went well and we all enjoyed it :). It is great […]

Staring at the blank screen …

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Blogging / Writing

I don’t seem to write much these days. Not only that, but I don’t get ideas like I used to. I want to hang in and write some more. I fear if I leave it too long, writing could become one of the things I used to do. I’ve become a little shy in publishing so I am making the effort today. My tagline used to say, “If you want to write, just write!”. OK […]