All posts filed under: love

Daily Post: on the edge

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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 […]

My closest friend

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Finish this sentence: “My closest friend is…” Someone who accepts me as I am Encourages me when I doubt myself Tells me I can meet my goals even when I am not sure what they are Reminds me I am strong Accepts me when I feel vulnerable Listens to stories from the past and ideas for the future Hugs me when I need love and affection Makes me laugh often Asks me about what is […]

Letting go…

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Acceptance / beautiful / Blog 2013 / Friends and family / love / Nature / Values / Wisdom

Falling asleep is difficult this week. No reason why it should be. I try to quiet my mind unsuccessfully. I think about all my family and wonder what they are doing and where they are. I wonder if they are happy and safe. I tell my mind to let go… I realise what I need to let go of is the illusion that I have any control over their well-being. I can hope, pray and […]

Anniversary and Birthday

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Yesterday it was our first wedding anniversary and also Tom’s birthday – a good excuse for some fine dining at Brookland Valley Winery’s Restaurant, Flutes. You will find some reviews if you click on Flutes Restaurant. We had a lovely day. For most of the luncheon we were the only people in the restaurant, Monday being a very slow day. The bush setting with the view of the lake really adds to the ambiance of […]

A message to the future

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Blog 2013 / Friends and family / love / Wisdom

WordPress Prompt: A service has been invented through which you can send messages to people in the future. To whom would you send something, and what would you write? When I am getting close to ninety is there anything I would like to clear up with family or friends or the world in general? TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS Please know and understand that as a member of my family or one of my friends, […]

How is your happiness rating today?

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Blog 2013 / flowers / Friends and family / love / Nature

I only ask because my happiness rating received a boost yesterday when I received a lovely bunch of flowers from my husband. A note to the men out there – most women really enjoy receiving flowers, so why don’t you go out and buy some (or pick some) for someone you love. It might be just what they need today 🙂 Just a thought! Alternatively you could pick or buy some flowers as a gift […]

A weighty matter

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Blog 2012 / food and diets / I feel... / love / Self acceptance

What is stopping me from losing the weight I gained over winter? Myth 1.Everyone gains weight over winter – is this true? I don’t believe it is true for me. I put on weight when I eat more than I need and exercise less than I need to. Sure, it is harder to motivate myself when the weather is cold and wet outside – it doesn’t invite me to get out there and go for […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

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Today I look at dreaming from a few different perspectives. I hope you enjoy it! cheers Lorraine PS The hungry little bird in the photos was my pet budgie. It was very cheeky and very sweet! The little boy next to the motor bike is my nephew’s son. My brother’s first grandchild. The hot air balloon is part of a feature at a shopping centre in Melbourne.

Cars and sentimentality

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I enjoy scanning my old photos and giving them new life on my computer. I find they help me with ideas to write about. Today I came across an old newspaper cutting from the car ads in the daily paper. I remember I kept it for sentimental reasons. I had to sell my car, for lots of reasons, but mainly that it had a Yellow Sticker and that meant I had to get some major […]

Weekly photo challenge: Create

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Autumn leaves are fascinating! As I child I loved to draw them in all their different shapes, sizes and shades. I was even more amazed to see them through a microscope. It was only a toy one but I could see the cell walls and veins in the leaves. This experience led to my ongoing love and fascination of nature. I couldn’t resist collecting some during my morning walk. I presented them in various backgrounds […]