All posts filed under: Friends and family

About people I know and love

Kahuna or Cohuna – my home town?

comments 6
beautiful / Cohuna Victoria / creativity / Friends and family / Garden / Just for fun

Today I went to Bunnings to get a few garden things and at the entrance there was a colourful display of plants called The Big Kahuna. Now, you may have heard of the movie: The Big Kahuna is a 1999 American business comedy-drama film directed by John Swanbeck, and produced by Kevin Spacey, who also starred in the lead role. The film is adapted from the play Hospitality Suite, written by Roger Rueff, who also wrote the screenplay. John Swanbeck makes few attempts to […]

Many Happy Returns

comments 6
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 […]

2019 and all that …

comments 14
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 […]

Lunch with Maggie

comments 7
family traditions / Food / Friends and family / Just for fun / Magpies / Meelup / Uncategorized

Every so often we have a picnic lunch at Meelup Beach near Dunsborough. On Thursday we stopped off at the popular Dunsborough Bakery and bought our lunch . This week we were pleased to find there was hardly anyone at the beach. There were some young bush walkers and a few tradies either working or stopping for a lunch break. It was quite idyllic. This maggie was very friendly and  keen for us to share […]

Life’s surprises are not always welcome

comments 7
Acceptance / emotions / Friends and family / Self acceptance / Uncategorized / Wisdom

As I look back over my life there are probably a dozen incidents or more that were a significant blow to my equilibrium. The sort that makes everything else seem petty and unimportant. I am sure that we all experience these things from time to time. My first experience I remember was when my school friend’s father died. He worked at our school and was very popular with all the kids. It was my first […]

Revisiting Melbourne

comments 4
Friends and family / Holidays / Uncategorized

I first lived in Melbourne in 1972 after I left school. I found work and at different times rented in the City, East Melbourne, West Melbourne and Brunswick. We left Melbourne first in 1980 to go and work in the Northern Territory and then finally said our goodbyes in 1982 when we moved to Western Australia. I travelled from Western Australia to Victoria dozens of time over the years but didn’t ever stay in Melbourne […]

Merry Christmas

comments 5
Christmas / Friends and family

Wishing you, your friends and family, a happy, healthy, safe and fun Christmas Day. Thank you for reading my blog throughout the year and I look forward to interacting with you again in 2016. We are ready and waiting for Santa to arrive – less than three hours to midnight here :-).