It is Australia Day (some say Straya) on 26 January so I am expressing aspects of being Australian, including my love of Outback Australia and some of our native species. Sorry I didn’t have any kangaroos handy. I have also included photos depicting my Irish and Scottish ancestry.
My mother-in-law taught me how to make Christmas Pudding in the way she prepared and cooked it every year for her husband and two sons. The responsibility was passed to me when she passed away in 2010. Each year I say I am not going to make it but I usually give in to howls of protests. The tradition of putting the coins in the puddings comes from my childhood. I have 15 x three-penny […]
I went on a “retreat” a few years ago. It was about accepting “mid-life” – whatever that means! We covered a lot of ground talking about letting go of the past and looking positively to the future. I was on a pretty tight budget at the time. We talked about how we compensate for not being able to afford to do the things we would really like to do. For example we may be sad […]
I have been passively collecting coins since I was quite young. I say passively because the coins have come my way (in my change or from other people) and not me seeking them out. I sorted them today for the first time. I know I should have studied but this seemed more urgent! I have coins and some notes from the following countries: Australia (of course), old currency plus the decimal coins New Zealand Singapore England […]