All posts filed under: PostaDay 2011

My 500th blog post

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Blog 2012 / Blog 2013 / Journal Blog / PostaDay 2011

Today I celebrate my 500th blog posting! WOW! I started blogging on 28 December in 2010! This is what I had to say in my very first post: “I want to share my thoughts about life and its purpose. I want to pose questions that are eternal! Why are we here? Does it matter, what we do? Is my role in life predestined? When I was growing up, I was taught by nuns in the […]

Auntie Yvonne – the things we did

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Friends and family / I feel... / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized

Auntie Yvonne was born Yvonne McKenna in country Victoria on 28 May 1920. That makes her nearly 92 years old today. Being the eldest in the family she had a big role in looking after her younger siblings. On 16 December in 1944 she married former Corporal Roy O’Halloran when he returned from his World War II  service with the Air Force. They settled in their home in Cohuna and both remained there for over […]

Ten functions I used on my PC today

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Appalachian Trail / Friends and family / Geography / PostaDay 2011 / Writing

1. I checked on FaceBook lots of times to see if there is any news from my son who is on the Appalachian Trail 2. I checked my work emails – I really need to get a life – it is SUNDAY 3. I did some work on my latest assignment – realised I needed to DO the Module before I can DO the assignment!  ouch! 😦 4. I checked and read my emails and […]

What I found out about women!

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Journal Blog / Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / Wisdom / Wisdom too late

Recently I did a survey of women born between 1946 and 1963. This generation is often called the “baby boomers” who were born not long after the end of World War II. A lot has been written about them and how they differ from earlier generations. I was curious to test a sample of these women and find out how life is for them now and what wisdom can they pass on to the next […]

Weekly photo challenge – two subjects

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Blog 2012 / Journal Blog / PostaDay 2011 / Wisdom / Wisdom too late

English is an amazing language (well, actually it is the only one I know)! I love words that have multiple meanings. Take today’s Weekly Photo Challenge of Two Subjects. The first thing that came to my mind is the two subjects that I am studying online at the moment. Maybe a bit droll? Anyway I will interested to see what you think and I look forward to other people’s interpretation of “Subjects”. Have a happy […]

Kimberley region of Western Australia

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beautiful / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Geography / Kimberley / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized

In the 1980’s I lived in the Kimberley in North Western Australia. I lived in Fitzroy Crossing and later in Derby, before moving to the city (Perth). It is an amazing part of our country. So harsh and yet so beautiful. In the wet season (anytime between November and April) the roads can flood and even be washed away. It can be very dangerous on the roads. The sky was so dramatic – the lightening […]

Post cards aka snail mail :-)

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collections / Friends and family / Geography / post cards / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized

Here is a sample of the postcards I have in my collection. It is interesting to read the short notes on the back of them. They go back several decades. I found one written by my Uncle Chris in World War II. His words to his mum were “Still alive and well” – they were the most important words! I hope you enjoy having a browse at my collection. I love the ones that come […]

Secret womens’ business

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / PostaDay 2011 / Wisdom

If you are female and born between 1946 and 1963 I need your help! As part of my writing course I need to conduct a survey and I want to do it online. I want to show the wisdom, knowledge, the regrets and inspiration of baby boomer women. I need about ten more volunteers who are willing to answer 11 questions online. It will only take about 5-10 minutes and it will be completely confidential. I will use some […]

beauty and/or brains :-)

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Some time ago I saw a wonderful poster of a woman with the caption, “I know I am intelligent, I want you to say I am beautiful!” So at last my wish has come true – I received a Beautiful Blogger Award from http://imexcited.wordpress.com! How wonderful to be considered worthy of this award. Thanks so much imexcited! I would now like to nominate the following for the Beautiful Blogger Award: http://rutheh.wordpress.com http://clairewade.wordpress.com http://kanatyler.wordpress.com http://cocomino.wordpress.com http://thismansjourney.net http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com http://amsdaily.com http://nrhatch.wordpress.com Thank […]

International Women’s Day – what is important?

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2012 / Friends and family / Kimberley / Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy / Pilbara / Political / PostaDay 2011 / Self acceptance / Writing

Yesterday, 8 March 2012, I attended a video-conference to listen to a key-note speaker for International Women’s Day. In recent years I twice project managed the State Government’s activities for this event in Perth. It was a big job and it was a team effort. I wrote several speeches for the Minister and coordinated a whole range of events. It was my biggest day in the work year. It seemed really important at the time. Yesterday’s key-note speaker was excellent. […]