All posts tagged: Family

Brothers …

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Cohuna Victoria / family history / Friends and family / Writing

I am the youngest of five children with two sisters and two brothers. This story goes back to when we were kids.Somehow my brothers had me twisted around their little fingers. For example they would con me into polishing their shoes. I would spend ages doing it and waiting for their approval which was very hard to get. I remember we had an old cupboard in our yard (no longer useful in the house) and […]

A trip to Darwin …

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Australia / Nature / Numbulwar

A week ago we arrived home from a short holiday to see family in the Top End or Darwin, Northern Territory. It is about 4,800km N/NE of where we live. We visited the Aviation Museum as you will gather from the photos above. I was really taken with the size of the B52 Bomber. It was a central feature and the other planes were placed around it. I actually bumped my head on it (trying […]

Friendship

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Acceptance / Friends and family

I am doing some journal writing most days lately. It is a really insightful activity. I set myself the goal of writing around 500 words a day. Most days I don’t really feel like writing but do it anyway. It brings me new awareness about my life. Just recently I have thought and written about how important friends are. Not just now, but in the future. My husband and I live a long way from […]

What does fear mean for you?

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Acceptance / Friends and family / You must be kidding?

I used to be frightened of lions and elephants when I was a child. That may have been reasonable if I lived somewhere near the jungle or even a zoo – I didn’t. Some of the children’s stories I grew up with were very scary – Hansel and Gretal, Red Riding Hood – even Cinderella with those ugly step-sisters. My two brothers really enjoyed scaring the daylights out of me. They would pretend to be […]

Old photos and an old song …

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Friends and family / Gratitude

I must be feeling nostalgic. I was looking for an old photo today – one of me on my brother’s shoulders – I was terrified at the time. I couldn’t find it but, as happens with photos, I got caught up in looking at photos at my parents’ home when my children were little. It was always such a busy place with people coming and going – the kettle was always on! My parents had […]

What’s new in the garden?

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beautiful / creativity / flowers / gardening

I have tomatoes, silver beet, two varieties of parsley, potatoes and a watermelon plant growing in my above ground garden bed. I also have some plants in pots that belong to my son, Joel. I am only looking after them short-term. I gave up trying to have a nice water feature and decided to plant some petunias instead :-). There is a range of herbs growing in the stand. I don’t use them as much […]

What my grandparents told me …

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Friends and family / Gratitude / seniors / Wisdom

I was thinking about my grandparents this morning and some of the things they told me when I was little – and I believed them! Consider the following: Don’t pull faces because, if the wind changes, it will stay like that forever. Grandpa always insisted on walking closest to the curb. He said that a gentleman should be willing to take the splashes from the puddles in the road. Grandma said she couldn’t go to […]

It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be …

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Acceptance / Baby Boomers / Friends and family

Turning sixty was reasonably painless after all! We had some of the family stay on Friday and Saturday night and then met the other family members (who could make the distance) join us for lunch on Sunday at Flutes Restaurant. Flutes is my favourite restaurant in the South West/Margaret River region. The food is really good and the views are tranquil and beautiful. The company was great too. Today I am in recovery mode from […]