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The Daily Post – Terminal Time

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DP Challenge / funny / You must be kidding?

You’re at the airport, your flight is delayed for six more hours, and none of your electronic devices is working. How do you pass the time? I experienced something similar to this a couple of weeks ago. I decided to take a short flight to Perth in preference to driving and staying over night in a hotel before catching my 10.00am flight to Melbourne. I arrived at our small Busselton airport (5.45pm for a 6.45pm […]

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 […]

DP Challenge: Mid-season replacement

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Blog 2013 / DP Challenge

For many of us the seasons are changing, bouncing unpredictably between cold and warm. Are you glad to be moving into a new season, or wishing for one more week of the old? I am looking forward to warmer, sunny days in the weeks and months ahead. It has been a long, cold and wet winter. Great for the garden though. I haven’t done any watering for ages! cheers Lorraine Related articles DP: Seasons ( […]

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 […]

These boots were made for walking

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Blog 2013 / DP Challenge / funny / Uncategorized / You must be kidding?

I am not really into shoes but someone once told me that every girl needs a pair of red shoes! So I bought a pair of red shoes 🙂 I bought these for my wedding in 2012. I changed my mind on the morning of the wedding and wore a different outfit and different shoes! These are the ones I ended up wearing for my wedding. I bought these sandals to wear with my Christmas […]

Six months into 2013 – the fabric of my life

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Blog 2013 / DP Challenge / food and diets / Friends and family

Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post. In the first six months of 2013 I divided most of my time between doing some consultancy work and being a Committee Member of the Residents Committee of the life-style village where I live. I assisted three community organisations to apply for grant funding and I was also contracted by three private businesses to undertake work on their behalf. During this time I decided to give […]

The Natural World

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Baby Boomers / beautiful / Blog 2013 / DP Challenge / Nature

Describe your first memorable experience exploring and spending time in nature. Were you in awe? Or were you not impressed? Would you rather spend time in the forest or the city? It is an irony in a way. I used to go out to the bush (forest) with my Dad, as shown in the above photos, when I was little. He was self-employed as a timber worker – i.e. cutting down trees. The irony is […]

If I had a tagline…

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Blog 2013 / DP Challenge / Friends and family / Motivation

Often our blogs have taglines. But what if humans did, too? What would your tagline be? My tagline would say…“will do no harm” or “means well” People jump to conclusions about us all the time and no doubt I am as guilty as the next person. Consistently people tell me that I am different to what they first thought. I think my shyness comes across as being conservative and that puts some people on the […]

WordPress prompt – write about a Goldilocks experience

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Blog 2012 / DP Challenge / Journal Blog / Writing

If you don’t know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, it can be read on Wikipedia by pressing here This story was one of my favourites as a little girl. Being the youngest in a household of seven, taught me a lot about empathy with those at the bottom of the pecking order 🙂 Goldilocks is trying things out to see what suits her best (what is “just right”) – the porridge, the […]