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Places I have been

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 […]

Puffing Billy Steam Train

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family history / Geography / Just for fun

Here is a (very) short video I put together of our ride on Puffing Billy while on holidays recently. Around 1979 my husband at that time, was employed by Puffing Billy to maintain the track and supervise volunteers. It is mainly run and operated by volunteers today. I enjoyed the ride but I mostly wanted to experience some of the lovely rain forests in the hills that I remember so well. That is why I […]

Things I thought I knew – part 1 – Time zones

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Australia / Geography / Uncategorized

Originally posted on <a href="http://ruthsarc.com/2015/10/14/things-i-thought-i-knew-part-1-time-zones/">RuthsArc</a>: <br />There are a few things about Australia that I thought I knew, but I had not fully grasped until I moved here. (Apologies to all Aussie readers) Time zones Australia is a huge country, so has three time zones. AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time. Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania. ACST – Australian Central Standard Time. Northern Territory and South Australia. AWST – Australian Standard Western…

I am not making it up …

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Baby Boomers / Geography / Indigenous Australians / Meaning of life and that stuff / Pilbara / Religion / Self acceptance / Social media / technology / The workplace / WordPress / Writing

I recently had my sixtieth birthday and that means I have done a range of things in those six decades. Sometimes I surprise people when I mention some of those things. I guess we all travel our own journeys and we can never be sure where they will take us. A list of some of my adventures follows: I left home in country Victoria at 17 years old to live in Melbourne and I was […]

Weekly photo challenge: Extra

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Friends and family / Geography / Indigenous Australians / Weekly Photo Challenge

Too much rain can have devastating consequences. These photos were taken during a wet season in Fitzroy Crossing in the early 1980’s while I was living there. People were cut off from food supplies, the bore pumps were flooded and ironically there was a shortage of water for household use. One of my neighbours was bitten by a venomous snake and had to be driven through the flood water to get medical help. I wouldn’t […]

Customer expectations

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Acceptance / Geography / Wisdom

I have lived in the country for four years now. I get a bit frustrated with,what seems to be, disinterested customer service or seemingly no service at all. When I go for beauty treatments I ask questions about skin care and the like and the beauty therapists don’t seem to see a sales opportunity when it is under their noses. No doubt if I was in the city, I would be offered a whole range […]

Antony Gormley

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Art / beautiful / creativity / Geography / Goldfields Esperance / You must be kidding?

In 2003 I went to Lake Ballard near Menzies, north of Kalgoorlie in remote Western Australia. A rather unique exhibition was on display on the salt lake known as Lake Ballard. The sculptures by Antony Gormley, were placed on site in 2003 just before I visited and stay as a tourist attraction in the region. See the Wiki link below 🙂 To learn more about Lake Ballard and Antony Gormley CLICK HERE